Designing the Happy University Index

24 October 2015, 10.00 AM - 24 October 2015, 4.00 PM

Room 1.20, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA

This workshop will bring together staff, students, and members of the local community to think about what matters for a Happy University. What would a happy institution look like, and how could we measure this? How can universities tell if they are getting more diverse, more sustainable, more equitable, and more accessible? By the end of the day, we hope to have drafted a 'Happy University Index' that offers an alternative to existing performance indicators like the REF and NSS. We'll be building on the panel and audience discussion which took place on October 6, but there's no need to have attended the first event.  


All are welcome, and lunch will be provided. Please register so that we know how much food to provide:

We are able to provide childcare, but this needs to be booked well in advance - please see Eventbrite for details.

Further information

The Happy University

This series takes up the call initiated by the the Happy City Index that new measures of prosperity and action on well-being and sustainability are urgently needed. In order for individuals, institutions and society to thrive, we need to go beyond economic measurements of success. It is up to us - people, businesses, institutions and communities - to imagine something better. Building on the University of Bristol's commitment to be an engaged university, a series of lively public debates and workshops will explore what a happy university might look like in the context of a happy city.  Imagine a diverse, accessible, sustainable university firmly rooted in the lives of Bristol's communities - how might we put it into practice, together?

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