Health & Wellbeing

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The Vietnamese startup with big ideas for student wellbeing

Moving abroad to study in a different cultural setting can be a daunting experience and one that can lead to feelings of social isolation...

How universities can support student mental health and wellbeing

From the Global Student Living Conference 2018. Head here to register your interest for future GSL conferences, and learn more about the GSL Conference...
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How universities can support students with eating disorders

Mental health is high on the agenda in the higher education sector, with associated drop-out rates more than trebling from 2009/10 to 2014/15. While...
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‘Llamapalooza’, Berkeley’s take on animal therapy for stressed students

A final-year student at the University of California, Berkeley has offered students a novel way to destress during the exam season - involving llamas....
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Students accused of being majority of Nigeria’s drug users

A university Vice Chancellor has claimed that the majority of drug addicts in Nigeria are students in higher education. Professor Joshua Ogunwole, VC at Bowen...
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Hundreds of unvaccinated California students quarantined in measles scare

Students at two California universities in Los Angeles have been quarantined, following exposure to the measles virus on their campuses. More than 500 students at...
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Lonely no more: how to prevent student isolation at your uni

With rising numbers of people saying they feel lonely, and a well-publicised 2015 clinical study that found that isolation had the same health effect...
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High suicide rate of Cape Town’s black students attributed to racism

A commission into suicides at the University of Cape Town has found that black students area high risk of suicide, attributed in part to...
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