One of the most important transitions a young person makes is from school to university. It is a key rite of passage into independence, but also very often a time of challenge.
The latest data released by HEFCE tells us that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students, and students of faith, exist in enough numbers that we can – for the first time – report reliable statistics at a national level.
A recent report from Student Minds recommends training accommodation staff to support mental health difficulties, as part of a whole-university approach to student and staff wellbeing.
To nurture students experiencing disadvantage we need to support them to challenge limiting mindsets.
Health and wellbeing are an important aspect of the student experience and institutions report growing demand for student support services. This post considers the issue in relation to the performing arts and postgraduate research.
The Government’s Green Paper proposes to put students at the heart of higher education – an explicit echo of the 2011 White Paper, of course, and a welcome emphasis.
Findings from the recent Student Academic Survey show the need for important new areas of work. But we must grasp the subtleties of how students make decisions.