HEFCE’s recent student safeguarding conference demonstrated a sector making significant progress, but the momentum must be maintained. Now is the time to step up our efforts to deliver sustained culture change.
In November 2017 a student took his former university to the High Court, suing them for £1 million for poor teaching. Cases like this suggest that universities may wish to focus their efforts to ensure all students, regardless of sociodemographic characteristics, receive adequate and equitable support while they are at university.
Gaining a degree in this competitive market doesn’t necessarily level the playing field for graduates when it comes to job seeking. How can we tackle the problem of balancing educational attainment, developing core employability skills and enhancing social mobility after graduation?
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.