To all teachers at UiB,
The Students’ Health and Well-Being Survey (Studentenes helse- trivselsundersøkelse, SHoT) examines the student’s health and well-being during the course of the study every four years. Here, the students are encouraged to answer honestly about eight different topics related to student life. Some of the questions are about mental and physical health. The survey was sent to the students via email 6 February and is open until 20 March.
Results from the previous SHoT survey in 2014 found that one in five students struggled with severe mental symptoms, and that one in six students was lonely. This contributed to increased focus on mental health. After that, several psychologists have been recruited, and health care has been strengthened.
SHoT2018 can be the world’s largest survey on this subject, but it depends on a high response rate. The target is 69 percent of 160,000 students. Here, all lecturers have a responsibility towards their students. A high level of participation will provide even better follow-up of the students.
We therefore encourage you to spend some time at the beginning of the lectures to tell about the survey and the importance of it.
At the meeting of the Education Committee on Wednesday 21 January, a short version of SHoT2018 was presented. And more information is available on the Sammen Bergen website.
Assistant HR Director
University of Bergen