Health & Wellbeing

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Universities across the UK are starting to implement new ways to tackle the growing...

15 months of online learning and social isolation has left many students suffering from poor mental health. Kasia Delgado quotes statistics claiming that almost...

Drop-out risk doubles for female freshers

A briefing note written by market research agency Red Brick Research for its UK clients, and seen by GSL, shows the extent of the...
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Study finds 1 in 4 PhD students in UK ‘bullied’ during doctorate

25% of PhD students in the UK say that they have been 'bullied', according to a new report by the Higher Education Policy Institute...
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Report finds COVID-19 compounds UK and US student food insecurity

A new report has investigated concerns around student food insecurity in the UK and US, finding that 41% were worried about their food running...
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Research finds mental health behind 1 in 3 UK decisions to drop out

A study by MyUniChoices has shown that a third of students that drop out of university in the UK do so because of poor...
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Tip-off service set up to stop dangerous UK student initiations

Amid growing concerns around student initiations that compel students to perform dangerous tasks to join a club or society, the body that organises student...
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Dutch students offered ‘grave therapy’ by student chaplaincy

In academic environments, students are often encouraged to maintain their wellbeing through student union services, such as therapy dogs, counselling, or bubble wraps. But...
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Australian students’ strategies for wellbeing

From the Global Student Living Conference 2018. Learn more about the GSL Conference here, and read more about Australian students' experiences in PBSA in our 2019...
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Blind US students struggle with inaccessible digital course tools

In the rising age of technology, digital courseware materials are popular choices when it comes to learning at university. The interactive videos, simulations and built-in video assignments...
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UK unis take measures to help autistic students settle in

UK universities are enabling some inclusive new measures to support the transition of autistic students from secondary education to further education. Over an eight year...
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