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Understanding arts students perceptions of the relationship between creativity and wellbeing

What is this research project? We are investigating whether or not university arts students see a connection between wellbeing and creativity and whether or not this seems to be related to their actual wellbeing. 
Do I have to take part? There is absolutely no obligation to take part in this research project. If I agree to take part, what will I have to do? 
You will be asked to complete a short survey in two parts. The first part will ask you to indicate how far you agree or disagree with 28 statements about the relationship between wellbeing and creativity. In the second part you will be asked to complete a 14 question measure (WEMWEBS) about your wellbeing. You will also be asked to share demographic details about yourself, including age, gender, ethnicity and the type of arts course on which you are studying. You will not be asked to share any personally identifiable data in this survey. 
How will the answers I provide be used? Your answers will be combined with the answers given by other participants and analysed for key lessons that we can learn. In particular, we are interested in what arts students generally think the relationship between creativity and wellbeing is and whether beliefs about this topic are related to actual wellbeing. The data will be aggregated and statistically analysed data and used for the production of journal articles and conference presentations. This survey is also part a part a larger piece of research into this topic. We plan to use the findings from the whole project to produce guidance to help academics on arts programmes to produce curricula that supports student creativity and wellbeing. Please note that if you consent to participate in this research you are agreeing to the information being used for these purposes. 
How will the information be stored? Your answers will stored on a secure server that is protected by a password and only accessible by the research team. You will not be asked to share any personally identifiable data in this survey. The answers you provide will be treated confidentially and you will not be identifiable in any reports or papers that are subsequently produced from the data we receive. Transcripts of the focus groups will be anonymised on production. 
Can I choose to withdraw my answers at a later date? 
You will be asked to add a personal identifier (a word or number chosen by you) when you complete the survey. Using this identifier you can chose to withdrawn your data, providing you inform us within 1 month of the survey closing (Monday 25th May 2020). 
GDPR Statement Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary, and you are not required to answer any questions that you do not feel comfortable with answering. Your consent is the legal basis which we are collecting your data and while this allows us to use your data, it also means we have obligations towards you to: not seek more information from you than what is essential and necessary for the study; 
make sure that you are not identified by the data by anonymising; 
use your anonymised data only for the purposes stated; store data safely in password-protected databases to which only expert researchers have not keep your information for longer than is necessary; safely destroy your data by shredding or permanently deleting them. The University of Derby will act as the Data Controller for this study. This means that the University is responsible for looking after your information and using it properly. Researchers on the project with access to the data are highly qualified and experienced and have been very careful to ensure the security of your data. The study was approved for its ethical standards by the CLANS research ethics committees at the University of Derby. However, in the unlikely event that you feel you need to make a complaint regarding the use of your information, you can contact the Data Protection Officer at the University of Derby: James Eaglesfield +44 (0)1332 591762 or the Information Commissioners Office 0303 123 1113. Further information about the project can be obtained from Gareth Hughes (see below), at the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB, UK. “ 
Who can I speak to if I have questions or concerns about this research? If you have any questions about this research you can contact 
Research lead – Gareth Hughes g.hughes@derby.ac.uk or write to him at Student Wellbeing, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB
Student Services Manager – Jo Jones j.jones@derby.ac.uk or Tel: 01332 591314
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