Corona wellbeing research amongst UT community

| Rense Kuipers

In the coming weeks, the Executive Board wants to initiate a corona-related wellbeing research among students and staff. Vice president Mirjam Bult informed the university council this morning.

It should come as no surprise that the crisis is taking its toll on people. A recent survey among members of study association Sirius already showed 'mental exhaustion' among students. Employees also talk about 'intensive weeks' and 'poorer contact'.

The Executive Board now wants to know what effect the crisis is having on the wellbeing of students and staff. 'It's not about defining symptoms, it's about identifying causes,' Bult told the university council this morning.

As fellow universities are launching similar surveys, the vice-president hopes to get a good picture both internally and externally. 'With the results, we not only want to improve the well-being of our students and staff, but we also want to look at what financial resources and facilities are needed to achieve this.'