1 March 2017

The BBC were in College today to film a piece about our unique life-skills programme, BePART.

BePART (Be Positive, Ambitious, Resilient, Thoughtful) is a six-week scheme, specially devised by experts in the field in our Psychology department, and helps students develop traits and techniques to assist mental wellbeing.

“I’ve not seen anything like it before; it’s a real innovation."

Frank Field MP

With a basis in proven science and other methods with empirical evidence to support their effectiveness, the BePART programme was first implemented earlier this academic year for all 700+ new first year students.

The BBC crew filmed a BePART session in action, where Psychology teacher and driving force behind the scheme, Roy Owen, taught students relaxation techniques, some of which have had students reporting increasing their nightly sleep to a healthy eight hours rather than five or six beforehand.

Individual students were then interviewed about their experiences and the benefits they have felt since taking part in the sessions, before Deputy Principal Mike Kilbride stepped in front of the camera for his turn.

All will be revealed about the TV show next month before it airs on BBC1!

Posted by The BSFC Blogger

Category: College Life

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