80% of students feel the cost of living crisis has impacted their overall university experience. In this article, Phil Smith, Director of Phil Smith Communications shares recent research highlighting the numerous impacts the cost of living crisis has had on student mental health at university.
4 in 5 students have experienced mental health difficulties in the last year, this is an increase from 3 in 5 in 2021. In this video, Heidi Cooper-Hind discusses the importance of assessing safeguarding risks for everyone involved in mental health cases to build service improvements and provide better support to students experiencing mental health difficulties.
The suicide rate for higher education students in the academic year ending 2020 in England and Wales was 3 deaths in every 100,000 students. In this video, Kerry-Ann Randle Head of Student Suppport and Wellbeing at Bournemouth University discusses how all 3 universities in Bournemouth have worked in partnership to develop a strategy which aligns with the needs of the wider area to support students in crisis.
In 2021, full time students were more likely to experience sexual harassment than any other occupation type. Sarah Bevan is Policy Advisor for Universities UK, she discusses the impacts of sexual and racial harassment at university, on both the student and their studies, highlighting the need for a culture change to improve support for those who have experienced harassment.