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Durham University

Organisation Development

Support for Teaching and Research Colleagues returning to campus

Please access a short Stream video showcasing the tools and resources available that can help colleagues at this time.

“We will come through this, together, and we will be there for each other throughout.

Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice Chancellor and Warden

The world has altered significantly because of Covid-19, and the way in which we work, engage, learn and teach, is almost unrecognisable from what we once knew.

Each of us will respond and react in our own way. You might be feeling frustrated or isolated. You may be concerned about your physical health, or that of your family. You might even be feeling a little out of sorts, low, anxious or worried about how you are going to tackle such an altered environment and balance your teaching. This is a normal reaction to these extremely exceptional events.

We want to continue to ensure we do the very best we can to protect your health and wellbeing as we prepare for an extraordinary academic year in 20/21.

Behaviour and respect in learning and teaching online

Behaviour and respect in learning and teaching online

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As we move to blended learning and more online teaching, we need to all remain aware of how our behaviour can affect others. It’s important to continue to treat each other with respect, especially when we can’t be face-to-face, to ensure everyone gets the most out of their learning experience.

TAKE 5 – The Five Ways to Wellbeing

The University's Wellbeing Hub has been developed specifically by specialist colleagues from Durham, for colleagues across the Durham community. It details guidance, resources and tools to support you at this time. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving your mental health and wellbeing. Practising them regularly will help you to feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. We can all make active and deliberate choices about changing the state in which we find ourselves. Here we consider some top tactics for implementing these five ways in your life, right now.

Information and advice for colleagues can be found on our Covid-19 response page.