• HEPI number Occasional Paper 18

In this HEPI Occasional Paper, Sir Anthony Seldon and Dr Alan Martin explore the concept of a ‘positive university’ by looking at the approaches used by positive psychology and mindfulness.

With increasing concern about the health of students and staff, this report considers the importance of a proactive approach to mental wellbeing.

Exploring best practice from the United States, Australia and Mexico, as well as celebrating the work already being done in UK higher education institutions, the pamphlet makes practical recommendations for students and staff as well as highlighting ways to improve students’ transition between school and university.