Designing the Happy University Index
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.
About the Happy University
This series takes up the call initiated by 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?