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This survey is for University students. It is being conducted by Alterline on behalf of students' unions and universities across the United Kingdom (UK). It aims to understand and explore the wellbeing and mental health of University students across the UK to help students’ unions and universities to plan the services and support they offer.
 
It should take around 15 minutes to complete. We want to hear from as many students as possible, whatever their experience or knowledge of mental health - you don’t need to have personal experience of mental health problems to complete this survey. 
 
As a thank-you for taking part, Sheffield Hallam University will be donating money to food banks in the Sheffield City region based on the number of responses to the survey. £100 will be donated for 1000 responses, £200 will be donated for 2000 responses, £300 will be donated for 3000 responses and so on.

As a thank-you for taking part, you can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win 1 x £100 cash prize. The closing date for the prize draw will be 8th March 2021. A winner will be chosen randomly by Alterline and contacted within two weeks of the draw date.

This survey includes questions about what your life is like at the moment, your wellbeing and mental health, your life experiences - including difficult life events you have been through - and any support you receive or would consider seeking, if you needed it.
 
If you disclose any information during this research which leads Alterline to believe that you are at risk of harm to yourself or others, we have a safeguarding obligation to report this to the appropriate authority. However please note that your responses are not viewed in real time, so if you disclose anything about your life for which you may need help or support with, please use the contact details below.
 
Mind infoline call: 0300 123 3393 or text: 86463
Samaritans call: 116 123 or email: jo@samaritans.org
 
If you have any questions about this research, please contact surveys@alterline.co.uk
 
Responses which you give to this survey will not be identifiable to you when reported. Alterline will write a research report with the results which may be available to the public. The report will inform the participating institution’s strategic and support planning. Alterline is an independent research agency that fully complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Alterline is collecting your data with your consent through to conduct independent research. Alterline acts as the data controller of your personal data and is collecting it under the lawful basis of informed consent.
 
Responses to this survey are being collected through ‘QuestionPro’ software. QuestionPro will have access to your data but will not process it in any way not agreed to by Alterline. Any data which you enter into this survey is stored inside the EU and will not be transferred outside of it. To view QuestionPro’s privacy policy, click on the link below:
https://www.questionpro.com/help/privacy-policy.html 

 
Personal data you provide to us with will only be used for the purposes stated and for which you give your consent. They will not be kept longer than is necessary.
 Alterline may share your data with a GDPR compliant third-party data processor, however only for the purposes of this research and no other.
 
Information you provide will not be associated with your name, identity or contact details when reported. Anonymised information and data sets may be shared with the participating institutions which you are educated at including demographic information if you provide it, and/or used in research reports which may or may not be available to the public. If you provide written responses to open ended questions, quotes from these responses may be used in reports alongside broad demographic information that does not allow any individual to be identified. 
 
If you would like more information on any of the above, please click on the following link to read Alterline’s GDPR policy and/or privacy policy where you will also find contact information for Alterline’s Data Protection Lead:
http://alterline.co.uk/gdpr/
 
By clicking ‘Next’ below you are consenting to take part in the research and to the terms highlighted above and on the page before. If at any time you change your mind about this, you can stop answering the questions and we will not use the answers you have already given. If you would like to withdraw your consent after giving your responses, please email surveys@alterline.co.uk with your request.