The energy crisis and inflation have a big impact on people’s well-being. Financial fitness is therefore one of the main topics covered during the fourth edition of UT Well-being Weeks held until 2 December. ‘Staying awake at night, worrying about your energy bills, is one of the most demanding and most common stressors nowadays,’ says Jan van den Hoogen from Arbo Unie.
UT employees like the combination of working partly at home and partly on campus, but the work pressure is still too high. Those are some of the main results of the 2022 well-being study. Overall, the findings of the survey are similar to previous studies.
Because of high levels of stress and mental health issues among students, UT researchers developed a well-being course for students. Ed de Bruin and Marjolein Prenger from the department of Psychology, Health and Technology ran the first pilot last year and now they are aiming to implement the course UT-wide.
The results of the employee survey in times of crisis cannot be captured in one single picture. UT employees got more on their plate and worked overtime, but are more satisfied than last year. A follow-up survey is in the pipeline, says human resources director Hans Oeloff.
De resultaten van het medewerkersonderzoek in crisistijd laat zich niet in één beeld vangen. UT’ers kregen meer op hun bordje en draaiden overuren, maar zijn tevredener dan vorig jaar. Een vervolgonderzoek zit in de pijplijn, zegt directeur human resources, Hans Oeloff.
‘Socialize online and adapt measures to everyone’s personal situation.’ UT researcher Jan de Leede offered these tips during today’s lunch discussion ‘Working at home alone? Wellbeing under Covid-19’. The online event was organized by Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) as its first gathering since the corona outbreak.
The Executive Board is committed to creating a new workload awareness framework. Workload examination should become part of every new policy at the UT. This was agreed during the University Council meeting yesterday.
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.
Het college van bestuur maakt de komende weken werk van een corona-gerelateerd welzijnsonderzoek onder studenten en medewerkers. Dat deelde vicevoorzitter Mirjam Bult mee aan de universiteitsraad vanochtend.
The Collective Unconscious is starting a new student well-being and development program called TRIBE. In January, a first group of a maximum of 25 UT students can start with this program ‘by students, with students’. Initiator Austin Piedmont explains what TRIBE is about.