AMOSSHE, in collaboration with Unite Students, is supporting a series of member-led projects related to the theme “student resilience in an accommodation setting”.
These projects extend sector knowledge about how Student Services professionals can develop student resilience, specifically within a student accommodation setting, and contribute to the development of a sector-wide student resilience toolkit.
It is well established that students are more likely to be open and candid with their peers. The Student Community Makers project aims to collaborate with students to better understand whether student-led interventions can help to create an environment in university-owned and managed accommodation that develops resilience. In particular, the project looks at how student-led interventions can encourage social integration and the building of positive social relationships in halls.
Kingston University has over four years' direct experience of working in partnership with students to shape services. Therefore the project team understands the benefits of working in partnership with students.
The project aims to research and pilot student-led interventions in Kingston’s university-owned and managed accommodation to see if students develop resilience over time.
The project has three main stages:
As primary research the project team will:
For impact and evaluation, the project team will:
Through the pilot the project team will reflect and refine the methodology to ensure the best outcomes for students and develop the team’s learning.
The project outputs / products will include: