Second survey of architecture student wellbeing launched

Researchers have launched a second-round survey looking into the mental wellbeing of architecture students in Australia.

The first survey conducted in 2021 which found that students who responded to the survey were “worryingly poor,” with high levels of exhaustion, moderate level of psychological distress, and two-thirds of respondents perceived their studies had an overall negative impact on their wellbeing.

“This is an urgent area of concern for the architecture profession in Australia today,” the survey report reads.

The second survey will enable the research team to track the changes in the wellbeing of architecture students. Participation in the survey is anonymous and confidential. Researchers encourage those who originally responded to take part in the survey again.

The survey will ask about study-related wellbeing, sense of professional identity, perceptions of support and the impact of architectural study culture on mental wellbeing.

The survey is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and builds on knowledge established in the first survey and subsequent focus groups.

Data collected will inform resources, toolkits, practical advice for students and education institutions.

The survey open until 3 October.

Source: Architecture - architectureau

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