The Office for Students has looked into the support given to mature students, and has got some great advice on how universities can improve opportunities for them. The amount of mature students signing up to Higher Education has declined over recent years, but Covid-19 has made a lot of people think about their career path and look for a way to change careers. This has led to a welcome increase in interest from mature students. The government proposes to nurture this growth
On Thursday 20 May 2021 at 11.00 GMT, we held our ProtectED Reflections webinar - The post-Covid university challenge – Safeguarding the international student experience - How universities can prepare for and protect the post-Covid student journey We were very pleased to welcome our speakers for this event: Helen Clews – Senior Adviser Immigration at British Council and ProtectED Advisory Board Member Doug Little – Senior Project Manager at the International Student Mental He
When we think of International Students we normally think of China or India but there are a lot of International Students from Europe. We have a fantastic piece written by Tatiana, an International Student Officer, who is working with International Student Mental Health, Her piece about how Brexit has impacted the mental health and wellbeing of EU students, gives some great insights into the situations they are facing. Read the full article here.
Choosing where to live as a student is the most important decision you have to make after deciding on your university and course. Student Crowd has pulled together a very comprehensive piece looking at types of accommodation, the pros and cons, and a look at everything from location to security. As this is something that cost a great deal of money and can have a great effect on a students mental health, it is well worth taking a look. Read the full article here.
The Student Room has taken an in depth look, at what the cohort of students that are looking to attend a university next year, are expecting from their university experience. Applying for university can be stressful for any student, but the 2022 cohort have had a lot of extra pressures to deal with. This will have an impact on 2022 applicant recruitment. In this blog, The Student Room covers some of their key findings from their recent webinar “The Covid Cohort: Understanding
A recent report from the Times Higher Education (THE) examining the state of digital literacy across the UK and its importance to employers has now been published. A report by THE Consultancy, “Digital literacy in the UK: employer perspectives and the role of higher education”, analyses the importance of digital literacy to the UK’s workforce as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Drawing on case studies and employer perspectives, THE Consultancy underlines the importa
Studying during the pandemic has been difficult for most students and we know that the lockdowns have had an impact on most peoples mental health. With the extra stress of exams and end of term looming, it is great to see all the support that has been set up by The Mental Health Foundation for Mental Health Awareness Week. You can find all the resources from Top Tips to Blogs here.
The Guardian has taken a look at the next lockdown step of allowing students to return to campus on the 17 May. It feels like this is something that all students and staff have been waiting for, but with most teaching now finished is this going to cause more disruption for staff and students? Read the full article here
Studying during the pandemic has been difficult for most students and we know that the lockdowns have had an impact on most peoples mental health. It is Mental Health Awareness Week, this week and there is no better time to offer some extra support for students. Student Minds has written a wonderful article on dealing with assessments and exams from home, which with deadlines and exams looming, can be a very stressful part of university life at any time, but with many studen
On Thursday 29 April 2021 at 11.00 GMT, we held our second ProtectED Reflections webinar of 2021, Digital Poverty – Students left behind - How a lack of access to a core digital infrastructure risks disruption and failure for some students We were very pleased to welcome our speakers for this event: Lesley O'Keeffe Registrar at Brunel University London, a ProtectED Founder Member institution, and AMMOSHE Executive Member Mhairi Underwood Head of Student Voice and Diversity a