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WONKHE - There is a new task force to tackle student drug use… but what might be overlooked?

Universities UK, Unite Students, GuildHE and Independent HE have established a new taskforce with government departments, sector agencies, NUS, accommodation providers, charities and police, and student advisory panels. Chaired by Nic Beech, vice chancellor of Middlesex University, it will look to reduce the harms in student drug consumption, as well as tackle supply.

With mental health issues on the rise along with the stresses and joys of normal student life it is inevitable that there will be drugs on a university campus, but with some forays into drugs ending in death, it is natural that universities would want to tackle the rise in consumption and keep their students and staff safe. This WONKHE piece looks into the current situation and what issues the taskforce will face when tackling this problem. You can read the full article here.


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