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Brunel University London become ProtectED founder members

Brunel University London is the latest higher education institution to join a pioneering scheme that aims to improve student safety, security and wellbeing standards across the sector. The university, which has 14,000 students, has joined ProtectED, the first national accreditation scheme of its kind. Developed at the University of Salford, ProtectED aims to make it easier for prospective students and their parents to identify UK universities which prioritise welfare. The initiative requires members to have in place measures to support university security, student wellbeing, safety and mental health, and international student welfare. To achieve accreditation under the ProtectED code of prac

Guest blog: Supporting students to find their digital-life balance

We are living in a more connected world. Our conversations are increasingly online and it’s possible to connect with more people, faster than ever before. New technology is being developed to broaden the ways people can interact with each other, and students in the 16-25 age bracket are the fastest and most willing adopters of this new technology. It is native to us, and we find it easier than our predecessors – the Boomers or even Generation Y (who are now starting to get older). It follows, therefore, that students in this age bracket should be the most socially engaged age group. However, research shows that is not the case. Almost half of students in the United Kingdom admit to lonelines

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