SMU Resilience Framework
Students’ mental wellbeing is important so that they will be able to achieve their academic and personal goals, enjoy their time at university, and successfully complete their programmes.
A supportive university environment helps students learn valuable life or self-coping skills and strategies (such as resilience and stress reduction skills), which are transferable to a range of post-university settings including workplaces.
Through the above three-pronged approach of Education, Encouragement and Experiences, we aspire to develop resilience in students so that they can be empowered to take charge of their own wellbeing and support the wellbeing of others, even after leaving university. Furthermore, this framework is aligned to SMU’s Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO), where resilience and positivity are identified as desired outcomes under ‘Personal Mastery’ (GLO 5).