Nearly half of university students in the UK describe themselves as being lonely during term time, compared to just 32% globally.
According to a recent report, 27% of students have suffered with mental health problems. Among females, this number rises to 34% and for LGBT+ people the rate is a staggering 45%.
Universities UK has set up a new framework to help improve the wellbeing and mental health of university students. Known as Step Change, here’s what the framework involves, why it matters and how it can benefit you.
At the recent Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a change in student funding. While tuition fees were originally intended to increase year on year, they are now set to be frozen at £9,250.
With just 28% of students in part-time work, many are struggling to adequately feed and house themselves. Whether you have plans to continue onto a Master’s and PhD or are looking at unpaid internships, you may have a few more years living on a low income.
The life of a student can be a busy one. You’re encouraged to join loads of societies, attend all your lectures, revise and still find time to have a few great nights out every week.
The National Student Survey (NSS) is aimed mostly at final year students and seeks to gather opinions about their course, institution and overall experience. It's meant to monitor the quality of universities across the country and identify those areas which require improvement.
So, you’ve chosen a non-vocational degree and graduation is nearing. The great thing about a humanities course is that it can lead to a broad range of careers. The downside is that it can lead to a broad range of careers.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union threatens to limit the opportunities of current undergraduates. As members of the EU, students from the UK can live, work and study in any other EU country without restrictions - privileges that are compromised by our future cessation.
If you’ve lived and studied in the south your entire life, consider northern England for a real change. From the “Real Ale Capital of the World” to the “London of the North”, the so-called “Northern Powerhouse” shouldn’t be underestimated.