Your summer reading list

Reading is great – in more ways than we think. We obviously know that it’s important to read your textbooks so that you have a good grasp of what’s going on in class, but did you know that reading recreationally outside of your studies is really good for you? How good? Good enough to help

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From ‘cost of living’ to ‘cost of learning’ crisis

Image shows student struggling with cost of living

The NUS has this week revealed the true extent of student hardship in its latest survey which highlights how learning is yet another casualty of the ongoing cost of living crisis. Students struggling financially, says NUS A survey of 3,500 university students, college students and apprentices across the UK paints a concerning picture, with 3

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Championing mental health with Student Minds and Kortext

Kortext and Student Minds banner

We’re excited to announce that for the second year running, Kortext has partnered with Student Minds, the UK’s leading student mental health charity, to support students as they navigate their way through university. Student mental health today With roughly 1 in 3 students suffering clinical levels of psychological distress during their time at university, and

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Let’s talk about student loneliness

Working in the higher education sector, we’re sure you know the buzz of Freshers arriving on campus in September, feeling excited and optimistic about the journey they’re about to embark on, but often, those feelings do not last long, nor are they shared by all.  Understandably, jumping into higher education can be daunting because of

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Take a Moment – with Dr Dom for University Mental Health Day

Today (3rd March) is University Mental Health Day, a day that brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and promote year-round changes and improvements to champion student mental health.   Research carried out recently by Kortext and Wonkhe revealed some of the biggest worries university students are struggling with across the

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The challenge for HE leaders – wellbeing and inclusion in the age of blended learning

It’s self-evident that the pandemic facilitated – or accelerated – changes to learning and teaching. But what type of changes, and on what scale? – Writes Wonkhe’s Debbie McVitty in a landmark research piece published today. In the autumn, supported by our partners Kortext, we set out to capture the views of leaders of learning

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