Uni Life Hacks

The video series that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing at Universities.

Among the university student population, levels of poor mental health are at an all time high. The negative results of poor mental health are well known.

But what can be done about this? 

How can we provide enough support for university students? 

And how can we make sure that students are aware of the support services that are available to them? 

This is where Uni Life Hacks can help…

Uni Life Hacks is a bespoke video series made especially for your University.

Each Uni Life Hacks video equips your students with the skills and knowledge that they need to thrive at University, while promoting your university student support services. 

Topics Include

WELLBEING

Workshops for students

Strategies and skills for maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing.

UNIVERSITY LIFE

University Journey

Knowing what to expect on your university journey and normalising some of the concerns students may have.

INTERNET SAFETY

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Responding to online challenges and protecting our online reputation.

STUDENT SERVICES

Internet Safety Course

Students learn how, when and where to engage with your specific university student support services.

SOCIAL DISTANCING & ISOLATION

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How we can create a support network and strategies for dealing with isolation.

‘Thanks for inspiring me about dropping my fears. This session was fantastic. The speakers were amazing and gave us a lot of information to improve our health and how to be kept healthy in our mind.’

Student, Middlesex University

How does it work?

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Get in touch with us

You get in touch with us and we’ll talk through how the Uni Life Hacks video series can work at your university. 

In this conversation we will ask you which topics are most important to you. This may be an emerging issue or concern about behaviour on campus, or a particular student service that you would like to increase engagement with.  

Based on our conversation with you, we will create a proposal for your video series.  The proposal will include the topics that the videos will cover and a short summary of what will be included.

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We create your videos

Once we have agreed the focus of the videos, and the topics that will be covered, we begin gathering the information that we need to create your bespoke videos.

We will ask you for information about your Student Support Services and other relevant services.

We may also survey your third year students or student ambassadors to gain quotes about how they made the most out of their time at university. These quotes and testimonials will then be included in your videos.

Students like hearing directly from other students who are also at their university, integrating their words into the video series makes the videos very relatable for your students.

Once we’ve gathered the information, we then create your videos. The information about your university student services is included in each episode.

On screen links and calls to action are included, encouraging students to engage with your student services immediately after watching each video.

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Your videos are shared within your student community

It’s time to launch! We deliver your videos to you. These can then be promoted and shared with the students at your university.

We provide you with promotional summaries and images for the videos. This helps to grab your students’ attention and increase engagement with the videos.

Why use Uni Life Hacks at your University?

Engaging Delivery

We know how to communicate with your students in a way that will get the message across. Each Uni Life Hacks video is exciting, fast paced and entertaining.

 

Promotes Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing

Each Uni Life Hacks video equips your students with strategies for protecting their mental health and cultivating resilience.

 

Supports Your Induction Events

The Uni Life Hacks videos series can help you to welcome students to your university. It can provide first year students with the essential knowledge and resources they need to thrive.

 

Accessible

Your students can easily access Uni Life Hacks anytime, anywhere.

The majority of university students have grown up in post-desktop media ecology in which smartphones have become the primary device for internet access.

That’s why the Uni Life Hacks videos are mobile friendly and easily accessible with a smartphone and a 3G/4G connection. There is little to no technical skills required to access the resources and it does not depend on a fast wifi connection.

 

Bespoke Content

Each Uni Life Hacks video is created specifically for your university, this means that we address the topics that are most important to you. This could be raising awareness on a particular issue, changing student behaviour on campus or promoting a particular student support service.

Your students will see how, when and where they can access the support that is available to them at your university and each video ends with a clear call to action.

 

Value for Money

Uni Life Hacks is fantastic value, it can be used and accessed throughout the year making it a sustainable resource for your university.

 

Ongoing Support

We will help you along the way, providing marketing materials and continued support to ensure high levels of student engagement.

What People Say

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‘OpenView Education are true to their mission – students at Middlesex University who attended the sessions bore testimony to OpenView’s claim – they truly do “equip students with the self-confidence and knowledge they need to stay safe and to live successful, happy lives.”

The Uni Life Hacks workshops were bespoke-built specifically to support students newly arriving to Middlesex University who chose to attend an aspirational taster day ahead of induction. This day was called “Getting Ahead” and was geared towards preparing students for the unique opportunities and challenges of studying at University.
Working with OpenView has been fun, productive and impactful. They listened carefully to the wishes and needs of the brief, checking back to be sure they have understood the context in which the workshops were to be delivered. They are highly professional in approach, and have great understanding of how best to engage students in exploratory and learning activities.’

Ms Crabb

Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, Middlesex University

Get in touch

Get in touch here and a friendly and experienced member of our team will talk through how Uni Life Hacks can work at your University. 

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