Behind the Mask

Glenn Dene discusses his book, ‘Behind the Mask’, which documents photographs of staff at the Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, working through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Glenn answers questions about the book, his views on the NHS and how his education impacted on his life. 1) What is your book about? ‘Behind the Mask’ is a collection […]

Measuring Student Wellbeing

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 are provided on the difficulties with measuring student wellbeing. Drawn from her doctoral research, the post highlights concerns regarding inconsistent approaches to measurement; and highlights a call for greater levels of validity and reliability, to improve comparable evidence for action.

Reflections of a Student Lockdown

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 has had a ‘profoundly stressful’ effect […]

The push for online content

Our BESA Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman University; to reflect upon the technologically mediated realities that now exist within education. The post provides an opportunity to think about a variety of problems, digital divides and inequalities that can be situated around technology […]