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What even is an Expert Advisory Group anyway?

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

The Expert Advisory Group is a two-way dialogue into the very heart of the project.

We know that we don't have all the answers.

Our project's formal partnership represents only a small part of the sector. We want to ensure that our project speaks to all UK universities.

As part of this effort, we're seeking to recruit a range of interested parties to join together to form an Expert Advisory Group.

The group will actively guide our work, for example, in pointing us to outstanding practice that you've found in the sector in terms of support international student mental health.

It could be that an interesting article or blog post is something that you think we need to read - post it on the group.

It could be that there's an event or a conference where you think the project needs to be represented - post it on the group.

We want as many stakeholders to get involved as possible! Please read further to learn how or get in touch!

Learn more: What is the International Student Mental Health Project?

What do I get out of it?

Student mental health is a growing concern, with more and more media stories and political engagement.

Our Expert Advisory Group offers a real opportunity to become part of a project in a meaningful way, one that seeks to support international student mental health.

It offers yourself, and your organisation, the opportunity to highlight the fantastic work that we know is going on across the UK. In universities, students' unions, accommodation halls, and more interest organisations.

These achievements aren't being celebrated enough.

We are also a national project reaching out to organisations across the sector to bring about change to the sector.

Joining the group will allow you to engage with a vast network that you can be confident that share your interest in student mental health, in particular for international students.

But I'm not an expert?

Yes you are!

The project needs to hear from the whole higher education landscape to ensure that our guidance speaks to everyone.

We believe that everyone has a voice that we should hear.

Student's voice

If you are an international student or graduate, we want to hear from you! You may have insight into the challenges faced by international students that affect their mental health. It matters that we hear from you – we want to listen, and you won't be alone.

We want to hear from a range of stakeholders invested in improving international student mental health

For example:

Teaching and Research Academic Staff

Mental Health Practitioners

Student Welfare and Support roles

Students' Unions

International Officers

Student Residence Officer

Language Centres

International Students


Working in Partnership

The project is nation-wide, and we're making a real effort to engage with everyone interested in international student mental health, including universities, mental health services, students unions, sector bodies, charities and organisations such a private student accommodation.

The project is led by the University of Nottingham, in partnership with the University of Nottingham Students' Union, University of Leeds, Leeds University Union, SOAS, SOAS Students' Union, Student Minds and Campuslife Ltd.

Project funded as part of the Office for Students Mental Health Challenge Competition.

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