Health & Wellbeing

Disabled students suffer as temperatures soar

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Data from the latest Global Student Living Index survey of over 65,000 students across Europe shows that disabled students are 50% more likely than non-disabled students to report negative experiences of temperature in their accommodation.
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Needle spiking awareness campaign planned for UK freshers’ week

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Proposed UK government add campaign will draw attention to 'new phenomenon' of needle spiking in nightclubs; timed to kick off alongside the start of the new academic year.
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More harm than good: preventable deaths hampered by zero-tolerance drug policies

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The Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) has released a report detailing how students approach the practicalities of drug use at university. The findings show: Of...
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Safety over studies, as war in Ukraine leaves students trapped

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The declaration of war between Russia and Ukraine has prompted outrage and dismay from citizens and global leaders alike. Whilst attention has been rightly focused...
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UK student drinking culture leaves a bad taste in the mouth

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For many, drinking is an ingrained part of student culture and university life. Fresher's week, society parties and social events often revolve around the...
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‘Badge of honour’ – PhD students say suffering is sign of working hard, not...

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In a study of PhD students' mental wellbeing, UK researchers discovered trends of ill mental health, with levels more severe than working professionals. The survey...
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Students racking up eye-watering debt over gambling addiction

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More than one in three students are gambling using borrowed money, using overdrafts, student loans, or money from friends and payday loans, according to...
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Students and Covid coming home for Christmas

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Students have been urged to take Covid tests before returning home to prevent households from having to self-isolate over Christmas. The Prime Minister called for...
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Report highlights “real and painful human consequences” of structural racism at London university

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An independent review commissioned by the Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in response to the Black Lives Matter movement...
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Does higher education need a climate rethink?

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With the COP26 Climate Accord having just taken place in November, higher education will be looking to consider how continued internationalisation of the sector...
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