The well-being and study abilities of the students are important at Aalto University as a part of Aalto strategy 2016-2020. The goal is to enhance the success of students by advancing study support, teaching, learning services and focusing support on study capabilities.
With the help of the questionnaire, we gain knowledge of planning actions for development. The pilot study was made in spring of 2016. Since then the questionnaire has been conducted in 2017 and 2018. As results, we have identified some factors influencing students' stress and workload. So far, we have for example developed study guidance and supervision, organized workshops for teachers to focus on students' workload and support students' study progress and well-being as well as developed Aalto's study skills online content.
AllWell? is based on the study ability model (Kunttu, 2005). The study ability model has strongly been promoted by students and AYY. The study ability consists of personal resources, study skills, teaching and study environment. The study well-being questionnaire consists also of these four dimensions. The summaries of the results regarding each programme are delivered to the heads of programmes. Together with the course feedback, the results will be used for developing the programmes.
For further reading: Success of Students and study well-being
AllWell? questionnaire will be open for the next time in Spring 2019.