Date: 9.12.2021; 13:00-15:00 (CET)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the lives of young adults, including students. Accumulating evidence shows that the quality of life and mental health of many students was and remains to be strongly affected by the pandemic. Typically, young adults experience an active and often exciting phase of life during their studies. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this experience is replaced by restrictions and social isolation. Additionally, students may have lost their jobs or may have been forced to leave their accommodations due to financial reasons. All of this may increase insecurities and worries about health and the future, and may decrease the general quality of life and mental well-being of students. One-and-half years after the start of the pandemic, students may have developed different ways to cope with the current situation.
This UNIC seminar brings together scholars and students to discuss how the crisis has affected the mental health situation of students at several universities in different countries. Current research approaches from different disciplines and insights will be presented. Strategies and ways to cope with the situation individually and collectively will be discussed between scholars and students.
Silvia Schneider and Kathrin Schopf, Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology, and Julia Brailovskaia, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
İlker Kayı, Public Health Department, School of Medicine, Koc University, Turkey
Ceren Acartürk, Department of Psychology, Koc University, Turkey
Estíbaliz Royuela Colomer, Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Deusto, Spain
Linda Rajhvajn Bulat, Study Centre for Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Student representatives (names will be confirmed later)
Organised by Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
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