This piece from Target Jobs gives some great advice on where to start if you need to talk to a friend about mental health, a subject that is taboo for many. The article gives guidance on what signs to look out for that could mean someone may need help, how to bring up the subject of mental health and be a source of support afterwards. Read the full article here.
Money and mental health, especially in the lives of students, influence and crucially impact each other. Yet they are rarely addressed as equals. While many students faced significant financial pressure long before, COVID-19 amplified the precariousness of their finances. Blackbullion commissioned research to better understand how money worries (and uncertainty about available support) impact students and their wider physical and mental health. This report explores their fin
Criticalarc have written a very timely piece looking at how safe students really feel on campus, and as suspected the findings are not as good as you would hope. They share some worrying facts and figures from a recent YouGov survey which found 97% of women aged 18-24 had been sexually harassed, while 80% of women of all ages had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces. But it isn't all doom and gloom, it is fantastic to see one of our Founder Members Teesside univer
Universities are meeting places for people from all over the country and abroad. Hence, they reflect the systemic sexism that is present within our society. According to the Revolt Survey conducted by the Student Room and Revolt charity in 2018, 62% of students and recent graduates have experienced some form of sexual violence during their degree. This may range from (but is not limited to) groping and unwanted sexual touching, verbal harassment, sexual assault and rape. Sexu
Blackbullion the learning platform that helps students develop essential money skills for life. They have taken a look at the money habits we have picked up during lockdown good and bad and have some great recommendations on the good habits we should carry on or pick up to help with future finances. Read the full piece here.
ProtectED CIC is proud to announce OCS Group UK Ltd, part of the OCS Group, a leading UK-headquartered global facilities management business, as the first ProtectED Trusted Partner organisation. ProtectED is the pioneering scheme that aims to raise student safety, security and wellbeing standards across the UK higher education sector and is supported by other organisations committed to this goal. OCS will support ProtectED in safeguarding the student experience, sharing insig
This piece in the Independent looks at the shocking fact that British students are among the most likely to say their mental health had worsened during the pandemic, according to a new international poll. The UK also had one of the highest proportion of students saying they were unhappy in the survey of undergraduates from 21 different countries. Seventy per cent of the British students polled said their mental health has suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. We are proud
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Laura McSherry Security & Community Safety Manager at the University of Northampton, unfortunately we were only able to meet via our computer screens, as with most communications at this time. Laura has a great deal of experience to draw from, she has a distinguished career in security management in and out of the higher education sector. Over our virtual meeting Laura shared with me, her experiences of being a woman in the security
The PIE News have released an article looking at the financial problems caused by COVID-19 for some international students. The article takes a look at the international students that are struggling due to a drop in hospitality and retail jobs and how, although they are able to access hardship funds some have not, maybe through fear of losing their place at university or they may not even be aware that a hardship fund is available. Read the full article here.