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Sparks Series: Using emotional intelligence indicators to predict flourishing or languishing students

December 11, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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Speakers: Fabienne Vailes (School of Modern Languages) and Richard Cook


If you have been wondering why so many young people in HE are reporting higher levels of mental distress and how students seem to have changed, then this seminar is for you.

In this session Fabienne will give an update on her research and will explain why she has decided to partner with Rich Cook, an occupational psychotherapist in order to explore the nature of these changes in student population and how emotional intelligence seems to be a key component.

By sharing their preliminary findings, Rich and Fabienne will explain why a systemic approach to well-being in HE which creates a ‘growth environment’ is vital. They will argue that it is the unique answer to develop a flourishing institution where both students and staff can flourish and develop the mental agility and resilience to succeed both academically and in the workplace.

This is the second event of our Spark Series. 


Fabienne is French Language Director in the School of Modern Language, a Senior Fellow of HEA, a BILT Associate as well as holder of a 3-year BILT University Teaching Fellowship.

Richard is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Lead Partner of Mindset Practice Ltd, a people development business specialising in the use of applied emotional intelligence to support sustained improvements in performance and wellbeing.