Evaluation of the Mental Health Challenge Competition – Student and Staff Engagement Privacy Notice

How we hold and process your information ​ Wavehill have been appointed by the Office for Students to undertake an evaluation of the Mental Health Challenge Competition. The Programme seeks to support the development of strategic partnerships to support student mental health. We would like to speak to students and staff, through surveys and interviews, who have been involved in the co-creation of a project included within the Mental Health Challenge Competition to understand how they have been involved in projects and what impact this has had on individuals and the project itself. The information you provide will be used to understand how student co-production is being integrated within Mental Health Challenge Competition projects and the impact this has had on projects and students themselves, which will inform the Programme Evaluation. This will be used to identify common challenges and areas of success to promote shared learning across the Programme. Survey responses will be anonymous. This means that we will not collect any personal data, and as such it will not be possible to exclude survey responses after they have been submitted. The data you provide within surveys and interviews will only be used for the purposes of this evaluation. Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential. Your answers to the interview/survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you being identified. Wavehill will produce a report based on the information, which may include quotes, but this will not identify any individuals. It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for the Office for Students or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of this project. This is an independent evaluation. Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within six months of the end of the evaluation. The evaluation is currently anticipated to conclude in March 2022. If you have any queries regarding the evaluation, please feel free to contact either Anna Burgess, who is a member of the programme evaluation team at Wavehill (anna.burgess@wavehill.com) or Suzy Allinson, Senior Office for Student Welfare and Safeguarding at the Office for Students (suzy.allinson@officeforstudents.org.uk). This survey has been distributed via known Project Leads; therefore no personal information has been collected by Wavehill. Your consent will be requested prior to any further contact from Wavehill. Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right: To access your personal data held by the Office for Students To require the Office for Students to correct any mistakes in that data. To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing. For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’. Further information can be found about these rights and our processes for handling such requests at: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/privacy/individual-rights-under-the-general-data-protection-regulation/ Wavehill will not, for the purposes of this survey, collect personal data relating to any other individuals, including survey respondents. Further information ​ 1. Why is this research happening? Wavehill has been commissioned by the Office for Students to undertake a programme level evaluation of the Mental Health Challenge Competition. The Office for Students are interested in understanding how strategic partnerships have developed as a result of the projects and wider programme. ​ 2. What type of information is collected through the survey/interview? The survey/interview collects predominantly qualitative feedback from students and staff to ascertain their perception of project they have engaged with and its impact. 3. What is personal data? Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. ​ 4. How long will personal data be kept for? Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract. As the survey is anonymous, and the survey has been shared with Participants via Project Leads, Wavehill only hold personal data for Project Leads. ​ 5. What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? Consent and explicit consent in accordance with Articles 6(1)(a) and 9(2)(a) of the UK GDPR. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and your consent can be withdrawn at any point if you are no longer happy with the use of your personal data for the purposes of this work. If you wish to withdraw consent, you may do so by contacting Anna Burgess at anna.burgess@wavehill.com. ​ 6. What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable the Office for Students to understand the impact of projects and how student co-production is working through the Mental Health Challenge Competition. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual. ​ 7. Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey? No personal data will be collected through the survey. However, Wavehill will ask you to declare which project in the Mental Health Challenge Competition you are involved in. This information will be used to understand the differences across Projects, but will not be used to identify you as an individual. Your response will be anonymous. ​ The anonymous raw responses will be held on Wavehill’s secure systems, and used to produce research reports. The raw responses will not be shared with the Office for Students or any other organisations. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the notes will not be shared with Office for Students or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the project.

Evaluation of the Mental Health Challenge Competition – Student and Staff Engagement Privacy Notice

How we hold and process your information ​ Wavehill have been appointed by the Office for Students to undertake an evaluation of the...