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Health and Well-being


There is no doubt that students are under huge pressure these days and more supportive structures need to be put in place to help promote, facilitate and maintain well-being. International studies show that student health issues are on the increase and ELIA members have reported to us that a significant amount of time and energy from both leadership and staff is spent on managing health issues amongst their student body. ELIA hopes to enable joint learning, understanding and sharing of best practice on this topic throughout our membership.

Read about our webinar: Managing Health & Wellbeing during a Global Pandemic

This online session took place on 7 May 2020 and focused on how to best deal with the concerns of students and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. What new processes can educators put in place to ensure the healthy continuation of teaching and learning?

Rotimi Akinsete, Associate Dean of Students (Wellbeing & Inclusion) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) shared his experience and reflections on how UAL has dealt with the question of well-being of students in the past, and how they are adjusting their practices to deal with this crisis situation

Rebecca Duclos, ELIA Board member and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, touched upon how best to rethink staff time while supporting the continuation of teaching.

Email: to request access to watch this webinar.