Health & Wellbeing

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Students wait 6 weeks for counselling at some UK universities

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An investigation into the UK's student mental health crisis has revealed that universities are oblivious to key statistics such as budgets and waiting times...
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Greek students protest scrapped academic sanctuary law

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Greek students have been protesting the scrapping of a longstanding law that enshrined university spaces as academic sanctuaries of asylum, keeping police and the...
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New report: Over a quarter of UK students often feel lonely

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22% of students say they 'often' feel lonely, with a further 4% saying they 'always' feel lonely, according to a new report into applicants...
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Student sex work on rise in Sydney, despite safety risks

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In the wake of a sex worker’s murder in Sydney, The Australian talks to sex industry support workers and a Sydney brothel owner, discovering...
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US study: sleep issues impact student grades as much as drug use

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A study of over 55,000 US college students has found that poor-quality sleep affects students as much as binge-drinking or drug use, and is...
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Australasian students participate in inter-university fitness challenge

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Aimed at improving the fitness levels of Australasian university students and staff, twelve educational establishments have signed up to take part in the first...
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Report finds 60% of UK’s disabled students miss out on funding

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​As the Department for Education's recent report shows that 60% of disabled students were unaware of Disabled Student Allowances, pressure is to be put...
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UK university to offer ‘happiness lessons’ following student suicides

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Students at the University of Bristol will be offered 12-week courses in happiness from September 2019, as part of the university's response to a...
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London uni creates male student mental health blueprint

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In light of recent studies showing that male students are at an increased risk of suicide, Birkbeck University of London are pioneering a strategy in consultation with...
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Change is coming: young people’s perspectives on mental health

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From the Global Student Living Conference 2018. Head here to register your interest for future GSL conferences, and learn more about the GSL Conference here. https://vimeo.com/368273819 Mental health charity...
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