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    I have been trying to decide on a dissertation topic and I deffo know that I want to focus on mental health and wellbeing of students, but don't know what to study it in terms of. Was going to compare the wellbeing of first and second year uni students but was told this wasn't a good idea!
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    (Original post by Nickels96)
    I have been trying to decide on a dissertation topic and I deffo know that I want to focus on mental health and wellbeing of students, but don't know what to study it in terms of. Was going to compare the wellbeing of first and second year uni students but was told this wasn't a good idea!
    Why wasn't this a good idea? Did they elaborate on any reason why they thought it wasn't or how you could improve? I would say depending on your plan it would be reasonable personally, I'm no expert on it though! Talk to your tutor and have a look around- you could look at whether guys in general had better mental health than girls for example, or people on different courses or did mental health correlate at all with average grades. But yeah, you really need to know what was apparently wrong with your first idea before you can improve it!
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    (Original post by Nickels96)
    study it in terms of. Was going to compare the wellbeing of first and second year uni students but was told this wasn't a good idea!
    ...That sounds like a really good idea :/ Find out why this was shot down? did they just say it wasn't a good idea or dd they completely not approve it? As the above poster said, maybe look at other areas of students life and mental health? do students who receive bursaries/extra funds have better mental health at uni than others? What is the link between mental health and course choice (if any)? etc. But your first idea seemed really good, I would personally be interested in that, especially if you could get data from year 1 students and then get data from the same students during their second year
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    Who said this was not a good idea? Perhaps if it is considered to broad by your academic instructor, then you could narrow it to focus on a specific area, or overlapping area of the health and wellbeing, such as depression or some other specific problem which could then be methodically studied, researched and track between the two levels of students to compare and contrast adjustments, regression, etc.

    (Original post by Nickels96)
    I have been trying to decide on a dissertation topic and I deffo know that I want to focus on mental health and wellbeing of students, but don't know what to study it in terms of. Was going to compare the wellbeing of first and second year uni students but was told this wasn't a good idea!
 
 
 
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