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Healthy College 2012 Student Results


Healthy College Survey Results and Analysis - Students 2012 520 students responded to the 2012 Healthy FE Survey (12 months after the Big College Health Check). Representation was from Goschen , Kings Road and Learning Warehouse. Results for each section are shown as totals and where appropriate broken down by site and faculty. Results enable comparisons with 2011 data. A commentary is to the right of each data set with actions to reinforce current activity or address concerns alongside.

Highlights of the 2012 Healthy College Survey show: Number of students selecting healthy food options has increased by 10% at both Kings Road and Goschen Number of students drinking alcohol daily or twice a week has fallen by 10% Number of students who have never smoked has increased 6% (although those who do smoke do so more frequently) Number of students who have never taken drugs has increased by 12% Increase in awareness of sexual health services has increased by 14%

Ongoing actions and recommendations: Continued use of Student Liaison workshops to raise awareness Faculty of Health and Student Services to work in tandem to raise awareness of the importance general fitness and activities on offer Faculty of Health and Construction to work with Student Services to address levels of smoking Raise uptake of drug and alcohol workshops particularly with Faculty of Business and Leisure Industries (BLI) and Learning Warehouse (LWH) Raise awareness of personal support at Kings Road and Goschen Continue with sexual health clinics, workshops and community partnerships

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Respondents Respondents - total Respondents - female Respondents - male Respondents - no comment

520 302 216 2

Respondents by site Number Kings Road - KR BLI Construction Engineering & ICT Health HE SfL WBL Goschen - GC A&S BLI Health Learning Warehouse -LWH

424 56 57 91 184 4 13 3 78 10 14 53 11

% of total respondents

83 11 11 18 36 1 3 1 15 2 3 10 2

% respondents by faculty 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

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HEALTHY EATING Understand the importance of healthy eating Number % Yes 482 No 10 Not sure 8

96 2 2

Choose healthy options Number Yes No Sometimes

482 10 8

Most students are aware of the importance of healthy eating. 65% do select healthy options but 35% do not choose this option (detail shows FoH to predominate in this group).

ACTION: Reinforce messages with FoH

%

96 2 2

Students choosing healthy options has risen by 10% at both sites since 2011.

Choose healthy option by site

Kings Road Goschen

61% 69%

% students selecting healthy food options

Yes No Sometimes

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EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY How many times do you do at least 30 minutes moderate exercise? Number % 5 times or more 167 34 Less than 5 times 243 50 Not at all 78 16 Are you aware of activities available at the College? Number % Yes 323 No 104 Some but would like to know more 62

66 21 13

Slight overall drop in exercise compared to 2011. Health students make up 60% of those who never take exercise. 20% of Engineering & ICT students never take exercise.

% students aware of activities at College 80 60 40 20 0 Yes

Students who are not aware or who would like to know more - by site and faculty % of total respondents per faculty Number Overall one third of students are not Kings Road - KR 133 31 aware or would like to know more BLI 10 18 about the activities on offer. The Construction 20 35 response rate and nature of WBL day Engineering & ICT 19 21 release may have an impact on this Health 73 40 figure. The Faculty of Health cohorts at Kings Road and Goschen are least HE 0 0 aware or involved in activities, SfL 4 31 reflecting their levels of inactivity WBL 2 67 above. Goschen - GC 29 37 A&S 3 30 BLI 2 14 Health 24 45 Learning Warehouse - LWH 4 36

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No

Some but would like to know more

ACTION: 1. Work with FoH to raise awareness and participation in activities.

ACTION: 2. Discuss awareness raising and participation for WBL.

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ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION How often do you consume alcohol? Number % Most days 21 Twice a week 75 Once a week 123 Once a month Less frequently I don't drink

109 77 78

4 16 25 23 16 16

The number of students drinking daily or twice a week has fallen 10% compared to 2011.

ACTION: Continue with Drug and Alcohol workshops. Encourage take up of drug and alcohol workshops by BLI and LWH.

LWH students consume alcohol most regularly. The second most frequent consuming cohort is BLI at Kings Road.

ACTION: LWH staff to continue education and awareness. Student Liaison to encourage workshop uptake in BLI.

Students consuming alcohol most days/once or twice a week % of total respondents per faculty Number Kings Road - KR BLI Construction Engineering & ICT Health HE SfL WBL Goschen - GC A&S BLI Health Learning Warehouse - LWH

187 28 25 38 85 1 2 1 23 3 4 16 7

44 50 44 42 46 25 15 33 29 30 29 30 64

statistically unrepresentative

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SMOKING Do you smoke cigarettes? Number Never Used to but given up Less than 5 a day 5-9 a day 10-19 a day more than 20 a day

253 60 30 54 65 23

The proportion of students who have never smoked has gone up from 46% to 52%. Of those who do smoke there has been a rise (4%) in the number who smoke daily.

%

52 12 6 11 13 5

Students smoking cigarettes per site by faculty % of total respondents per faculty Number Kings Road - KR BLI Construction Engineering & ICT Health HE SfL WBL Goschen - GC A&S BLI Health Learning Warehouse- LWH statistically unrepresentative

128 7 21 16 78 1 0 1 32 1 4 27 11

31 13 37 18 42 25 0

33 41 10 0 51 100

% smokers per faculty - Kings Road

% smokers per faculty - Goschen 60 40 20 0

60 40 20 0 A&S

BLI

Health

100% of LWH students smoke this has risen in the last year from 70%. Health students are the most significant group of smokers at both Kings Road and Goschen (42 and 51% respectively). 37% of Construction students smoke.

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ACTION: LWH students to be targeted for smoking awareness. Health and Construction students to receive support and smoking health messages to reduce smoking activity. Support with statements from our own students. Quit smoking sessions planned.

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Statements from smokers % of smokers agreeing with statement

Number Wish I had never started Want to quit Worried about health Not able to buy things I'd like due to the cost of cigarettes

81 37 19

54 25 13

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Statements from students Wish I had never started

Want to quit

Worried about health

Not able to buy things I'd like due to the cost of cigarettes

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ILLEGAL DRUGS Do you take illegal drugs? Number Most days Once a week Once a month Few times a year Never

%

16 6 4 20 397

4 1 1 5 90

Students taking drugs per site by faculty % of total respondents per faculty

Number Kings Road - KR BLI Construction Engineering & ICT Health HE SfL WBL Goschen - GC A&S BLI Health Learning Warehouse-LWH

35 4 10 8 13 0 0 0 6 1 2 3 5

8 7 1 9 7 0 0 0

8 10 14 6 45

Frequency of illegal drug taking is on a par with 2011. Those who never take drugs has risen by 12%.

ACTION: Continue with Drug and Alcohol workshops, particularly at LWH where this has has a positive effect.

LWH has the highest recorded level of drug taking. This has dropped 7% since 2011. Overall drug taking stands at 8% for the Kings Road and Goschen sites lower than in 2011.

% students who take illegal drugs 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Most days

Once a week Once a month Few times a year

Never

statistically unrepresentative

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SUPPORT AND ADVICE Do you know where in the College you can obtain help with personal relationships? Further breakdown shows 75% of LWH Number % aware of where they can get support. Yes 225 48 At KR and GC this is approx 50% No 239 52

Do you know where to obtain free contraceptives? Number % Yes 273 No 195

58 42

Do you know where to get advice, treating and testing for STIs? Number % Yes 303 65 No 164 35

ACTION: Raise awareness of counselling and Student Liaison personal support services at KR and GC.

At LWH 100% know where to obtain free contraceptives, at KR and GC this is approx 50%. This is an increase since 2011.

ACTION: Continue with sexual health clinics, workshops and community partnerships.

There has been a 14% increase in awareness of sexual health services since 2011.

Do you know where to get advice, treatment and testing for STIs

Yes No

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SATISFACTION WITH COLLEGE SERVICES USED

Rating by users of the service (% of users) College Catering Service Gym Mt Edgcumbe Activities, sports and clubs Drug and Alcohol talks Sexual health drop-in service

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Unsatisfied

Very satisfied Satisfied

17 9 12 11 14 15

49 29 37 35 40 47

20 48 36 44 35 31

13 15 11 9 11 7

Satisfaction with College services 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

Very satisfied Satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Unsatisfied

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