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25 Oct

Blog Post - Measuring Student Wellbeing

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Picture from ifcatthenx’s Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) With the difficulties we are currently facing in education as a result of the global pandemic, issues of mental health and supporting learners through difficult times has taken on a new significance. In this post from our guest author Chloe Casey, perspectives more →

23 Oct

Free BESA Online Webinars Available for Booking

We are pleased to announce that the next two BESA Webinars are available for booking and details are provided below. These are free to all and are limited to 30 places per event, so if you are interested in attending, please book early to avoid disappointment. Registration will close more →

22 Oct

External Examiner Vacancy at University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is looking for an external examiner for its BA Education and BA Education, Inclusion and SEN programmes. The post will involve the usual duties of acting as a critical friend who scrutinises and comments on the programme, assessments and processes and checks that faculty members more →

12 Oct

Blog Post - Reflections of a Student Lockdown

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In our next guest blog post, Rob Walker provides reflections regarding his experiences of completing an undergraduate degree during national lockdown. With the post starting with comparisons to dystopian societies; it then shifts to considering well-being and no detriment policies implemented by universities. Given that this no detriment policy more →

09 Oct

Meet the BESA Executive Committee – Richard Sanders, Web Site Lead

As web site lead on the executive committee, Richard Sanders introduces his role within the association and welcomes contact from the wider community regarding the online resources that BESA provides. Richard has previous professional experience in web site development that he brings to this role; is currently completing his more →

07 Oct

Blog Post - Promoting, providing and protecting playtime

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Within this guest blog post, Marianne Mannello from Play Wales emphasises the importance of giving children the permission, space and time to play in order to deal with uncertainty and challenge. Detail is provided on the research and advocation work that Play Wales participates in alongside its partners; and more →


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Call for Chapters of an edited book on ‘Education and Mental Health’

July 5, 2018
Calling on interested authors to submit a 300 – 500 word proposal for a chapter of around 7,000 words concerning the intersection of mental health / impaired mental wellbeing / mental illness in relation to educational practice and theory in schools and more →