Throughout my secondary school years, it had always been a dream of mine to study journalism at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. The facilities, the course, and its idyllic location among industry giants such as BBC and ITV, had all been a draw for me ever since I realised journalism was a career path; I wished to pursue. An accidental, yet convenient by-product was its short journey from my home. In January 2018, I was lucky enough to receive an offer to study
As someone who has lost both my parents, I know I grieved differently for each parent. It is a very individual thing, and there is no set path. Many Students will experience loss while at university, and for many, it will be the first time, Student Minds have a wonderful section of information dedicated to supporting students through grief and loss. It covers everything from what grief is to how you can support others that are experiencing it. Take a look at the full guide he
As part of our Code of Practice, we guide universities to take prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. We have worked with The 1752 Group and McAllister Olivarius for years to bring changes to the way in which universities work. Fortunately our Founder Member universities have taken this seriously and are working towards making their students safer, UCL a ProtectED Founder Member made the papers as they banned intimate relationships between staff and their students in 2020
“You see, your body is like a car. It need fuel to keep it running, much like you need food to function.” Those words echo in my conscience, even now. Perched on a dog-eared chair, my hands anxiously writhing as they typically did when I was faced head on with my troubles, I tried in vain to comprehend the words being spoken to me in the tiny box room that was as familiar as a second home. I knew that my parents were looking out for me; it’s devastating for anyone to watch th
The PIE News has captured some of the startling facts, in the new report from The British Council. The report looks at gender inequality in Higher Education. It is surprising with such a large cohort of employees and students being female, that inequality is still a factor. It is also sad to note that the figures for sexual assault and harrassment don't seem to be falling. We campaign tirelessly for change. It is good to know that our Founder Member Universities are addressin
I had the privilege of attending the virtual launch of the of the Student Money & Wellbeing 2022 report last week, which is the annual Blackbullion research whitepaper about the impact of financial concerns on students’ mental health, physical health and the university experience. Following a Censuswide survey completed by 1,000+ university students across the UK, the 2022 report delves into changes to students’ financial wellbeing over the past year and the impact that the c
We are excited to feature in the latest edition of The Institute Quarterly, the article celebrates the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, becoming a ProtectED Founder Member and also for those universities that are not yet members, you can find out a bit more about the work we do, and how we are here to support the whole student journey, and build a whole university approach to student safety, security and wellbeing. You can read a virtual copy of the magazine here.
Today is #UniMentalHealthDay we wanted to do something helpful and share The #BehindtheBooks university campaign from The Mental Health Foundation which aims to help uni students talk about their mental health, to help them realise when they’re struggling, and to provide tips on ways to cope, and to normalise the ups and downs of uni life. You can find all the resources from real life experiences to how to gain confidence here.