As the number of students experiencing mental health difficulties continues to grow — evidenced by the 210% increase in students dropping out of university and a 94% rise in students seeking counselling — universities are under pressure to understand and effectively address this problem. The traditional challenges that many students face, clearly still apply. It can take time to settle into a new place, make friends, and adjust to the pace of university life. But narratives a
Comment from ProtectED's Andrew Wootton on the culture of not recording sexual assaults at UK universities, and how the ProtectED scheme* is aiming to address this problem, here. *ProtectED assessments are against the ProtectED Code of Practice, undertaken by a peer review panel of sector experts, and followed up by a verification visit, conducted by trained ProtectED assessors (with input from student assessors from that institution).
We’re pleased to announce the University of Salford has just become the founder member of ProtectED. The institution was awarded the certification at a special evening reception in the House of Lords earlier this week (Monday 19 March). The event, hosted by longstanding Labour politician, academic and ProtectED patron Baroness Ruth Henig, focused on safety, security and wellbeing in higher education and was attended by university representatives from across the UK, as well as
As a student you may think there is not a lot you can do to positively impact the environment on a large scale, but that’s where your wrong. People don’t realise that it is often small changes to your daily life that can make a real difference. Our planet is beautiful and we should all try our best to do our bit for the environment in order to keep it that way. Also, being environmentally conscious is not only good for the planet, but studies show that it will also make YOU f
A recent Stonewall poll found that nearly one in four (23%) of people aged 18-24 reported being the target of hate due to their sexual orientation or gender identity in the last month. Furthermore, 72% of respondents in this age group reported witnessing such abuse towards other people in this period. With the majority of university students falling in this age group, and with a rising proportion of 18-year-olds applying to university, these issues clearly impact the UK stude