Student Wellness Services

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What is the U-Flourish Research Project?

          The U-Flourish Project is a longitudinal study that will be examining the well-being  and academic success of students over their first year at Queen’s. The first phase of the project involves a survey launching September 2018 and winter term follow-up survey to be released in March 2019. The survey link will automatically be sent to you through your student email. The findings of the survey will help us to develop services and initiatives that will ensure a successful transition to university life. This survey is being done in collaboration with the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Sydney (AUS) so that we can compare between universities and countries. 

We are looking to understand why some first-year students flourish while others do not - this is an important question that can inform resources on campus.


 

  

The follow-up survey of the U-Flourish project was successfully run in April 2019 with a response rate of nearly 66.5% - an unprecedented success! The U-Flourish team is thankful for all respondents and collaborators who have made U-Flourish so successful this past academic year! Stay tuned for information and updates published on this page and under the "survey findings" tab. Have a great summer!

 

Read a Queen's Gazette article on U-Flourish here!

 

September 2018 baseline demographics.

 


Your Success. Your Well-Being. Your First Year. Have Your Say...

 

How can I get involved?
Further opportunities to participate in the U-Flourish study will be made available to eligible students. Stay tuned for more updates!
We need to hear from you - it is Your First  Year, Your Well-Being and Your Academic Success- let us know what You Need.
 
 
Why should I participate?
You should participate in U-Flourish because it will be the first study of its kind to examine fully what determines whether a student will be successful at university, right here at Queen's. The purpose of this study is to gather information that can be used across the Queen’s departments in order to implement positive changes to the overall student experience.  
Survey Findings
To be posted once available, after the follow up survey which will take place March 18th - April 1st, 2019.
Funding
The U-Flourish study is funded by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant #157053 and has matching funding from the Rossy Family Foundation.  We thank the following campus and community partners for providing FLEX credit and food incentives for the student engagement campaign: Student Life and Domino's Pizza, respectively.  We also thank all Queen's University Professors, Departments, Faculties and Athletics and Recreation for supporting the U-Flourish student engagement campaign. As well we thank Jack.Org for their help and collaboration on the student engagement campaign.
Contact Us
For more information about the U-Flourish Student Well-being Research, please feel free to contact the U-Flourish team at flourish@queensu.ca