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Working as a Researcher


As a researcher you need to take time to look after yourself as well as your loved ones.  Do you have the balance of work and play right?  Are there actions you can take to ensure that you are working to the best of your ability and still enjoying the career? 

You also need to ensure that your family life fits in and around your working life and this section will give you details of activities for families in and around the Universities campuses.



Step Change framework

Universities UK (UUK) established a proactive programme of work on mental health in higher education in December 2016. The programme will ensure that wellbeing and mental health are a strategic priority for universities. Two principles inform this work:

Step Change framework was published in September 2017 to support higher education institutions to improve the mental health of students and staff. The aim of the framework is to encourage university leaders to adopt a strategic, whole organisation, whole population approach to mental health

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