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1 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B MOVING A UNIVERSITY TO SMOKE-FREE CAMPUSES Patricia Ritchie Catherine Bennett

2 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B Student Projects Staff Engagement Student Experience Sustaining Momentum Deakin Smoke- Free Focus

3 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B BACKGROUND AIM: TO REDUCE SMOKING AMONG DEAKIN UNIVERSITY STAFF & STUDENTS

4 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B A FOCUS ON STUDENTS AS THE PARTICIPANTS NOT JUST THE RECIPIENTS.

5 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B What changes do you think Deakin could make to create a healthier environment for staff and students? State of Readiness Do you prefer to socialise in a SF environment?

6 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B WHAT HAVE WE DONE? Health units – Content & Assessments Journalist students – Interviews Pre testing surveys Performing arts students: “Happy” song creation and Performance, Work placement opportunities Student research projects: 3 Masters To come: Two evaluation honours projects Partnering with Sustainability Victoria: Butt Litter project Play: Social interactions of young smokers

7 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUSES

8 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B STUDENT AMBASSADORS Students learn best when they feel supported and that they belong (Deeley 2014). They also see higher education as a means to employment (Bryson 2007). Quotes from Ambassadors “I wanted to volunteer at Uni because it would help my CV” “My father died of coronary heart disease as a smoker” “It took me 6 years to get my father to stop smoking, I want to encourage others to do the same” Ambassadors

9 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B THE FRUSTRATIONS Engaging academics Time poor students Embedding through management support

10 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B TAKE HOME MESSAGES Find ways to include students in the programs and initiatives on campus. Take the teaching outside of the classroom and create the student “experience” Engage academics and general staff in health initiatives on campus and apply this in the classroom

11 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B THANK YOU Acknowledgments: Deakin OH&S Committee Deakin Smoke-free Environment Working Group Project officer - Rachel Isaacs Student Ambassadors Teaching & Learning perspective - Teresa Capetola Contact Details Patricia Ritchie

12 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B REFERENCES 1. Collins, D.J. and H.M.Lapsley, The social costs of smoking in Victoria in 2008/09 and the social benefits of public policy measures to reduce smoking prevalence. 2011, Report prepared for Quit Victoria and the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Contro: Melbourne. 2. Emily Bain, S.D., Melanie Wakefield - Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Smoking prevalence and consumption in Victoria: Key findings from the pop surveys. 2013, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer. Prepared for: Quit Victoria. 3. Department of Health, Victorian Population Health Survey , State Government of Victoria: Melbourne. 4. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, , Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW): Canberra. 5. Begg S, V.T., Barker B, Stevenson C, Stanley L, Lopez AD, The burden of disease and injury in Australia , Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,: Canberra. 6. Bryson, C & Hand, L 2007, 'The role of engagement in inspiring teaching and learning', Innovations in Education and Teaching International, vol. 44, no. 4, pp Deeley, SJ 2014, 'Summative co-assessment: A deep learning approach to enhancing employability skills and attributes', Active Learning in Higher Education, vol. 15, no. 1, pp

13 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B STUDENT & STAFF EXPERIENCE Improving student learning requires a focus on the skills and attributes students take from their experiences in higher education (Bryson 2007).

14 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B

15 PROJECT OVERVIEW State Leadership Policy development Goals & Objectives Implementation & Communication strategies Evaluation Sustainability


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