We know that the lockdowns and uncertainty have had an impact on most peoples mental health. But this isn't a new issue, mental health has become a growing issue over the last decade within universities. One issue has been students feeling comfortable enough to advise their university of their status before attending, which enables the university to support their student journey. It is great to see in the report from UCAS that this stat has gone up, meaning more students c
We had the honour last week, of helping host the launch of the Reclaim the Campus Report. The student led report is designed to address the widespread issues of sexual harassment, assault, and rape on university campuses across the UK. Guiding universities with best practice is something we have been doing for a few years, in our Code of Practice. It is great to see students also holding universities to account, hopefully this will help spur on the changes that are needed. Yo
Starting university is a scary prospect for most students, but for International students moving to another country and experiencing culture shock is a very real thing. Esse Ejere is an international student from Nigeria studying at the University of Salford and has shared her top tips one how to settle in. Peer support is a big part of our reccomendations in our Code of Practice section that looks into the support of International students, it is great to see one of our Foun
The gap between those suffering from mental health problems and those declaring it is still too large, says Clare Marchant. We have all faced a very different world over the last 18 months, and for students waiting for results and preparing for university, and in most cases moving away from home for the first time, mental health is a factor that can't be left out of the equation. In her article Clare looks into the amount of students that inform universities of their mental s
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 easy to understand that some people are feeling very lonely at the moment. The Mental Health Foundation, has set up a guide to help people who are feeling lonley at this time. You can find all the resources from Top Tips to people to speak to here.
Chris Chang Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Student Life) at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Speaks to The PIE about his three decades in international education, how Portsmouth has continued to enrol students through Covid-19 and how student recruitment is changing. Read the full article here.
The Guardian has shared a piece entitled 'Sexual harassment is a routine part of life, schoolchildren tell Ofsted'. Schoolchildren have told Ofsted inspectors that sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are such a routine part of their daily lives they don’t see any point in challenging or reporting it. Hopefully this will push Ofsted to give concrete recommendations for addressing this problem, including introducing a complaint process, adequate support and education on w
Anna Britten from University Business Interviews Les Allan the new chairman of The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) Talking about: What has changed for university security officers over the past year? What are the most common issues they’re faced with? And what piece of tech does Les swear by? Read the full article here
We are proud to have featured Claire in our webinars, events and articles over the last couple of years, she is a great advocate for improvements to University Security and has taken her skills to the next level and set up her own team. ProSecure News Online features a great article on Claire, looking at her new venture NUOLOGY, and how she will be working to improve University Security. Claire has been a great advocate for ProtectED and we are happy that Claire has joined us
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 changed student life from online learning to spending a lot of time with the same people in a student bubble, all while trying to complete their studies and look after their own mental health and wellbeing. In this guide by Award-winning GP Dr. Dominique Thompson, GP and student health and well-being expert, explores some key is