Category Archives: Mental Health

Why Engaging Students is Vital for Universities

Why Engaging Students is Vital for Universities

The term student engagement is becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education circles, but what does it actually mean? Why is it so important? And where are we currently going wrong? What student engagement looks like Student engagement can typically be separated into three categories; Behavioural engagement: these are behaviours that can be considered constructive to […]

Learning to Prioritise Yourself

Learning to Prioritise Yourself

Whether its friends, relationships, families or studies its sometimes really easy to put everything else before yourself. Taking care of our own needs is often secondary to taking care of the needs of others, but this can have a serious impact on your mental health. Here’s why you should prioritise yourself: Family So you’ve started […]

Paying More Attention to Student Mental Health

Paying More Attention to Student Mental Health

Student satisfaction is more important than ever, and not just for the sake of looking good on league tables There were 95 recorded student suicides in the 12 months leading up to July 2017, averaging at 4.7 deaths for every 100,000 students. This is the cost of not paying enough attention to their well being. […]

The Pressure to Succeed

The Pressure to Succeed

Ever get the feeling like you always have to do well? The pressure to succeed can feel overwhelming, but here’s why you should give yourself a break. As students, we often feel like we’re always under pressure to do well. Whether its your friends, your family or your lecturers, there’s always someone telling you to […]

What to Do if at First You Don’t Succeed.

What to Do if at First You Don't Succeed.

Unfortunately, my advice is not to ‘try, try, try again’… Sorry folks… We’ve all been there: found the perfect job, opportunity or placement, but unfortunately have missed out. Whether that be at the initial stages of the application, the assessment centre, or at the final interview. Either way, the same feeling surfaces and it’s the […]

A Student’s Guide to Understanding Anxiety

A Student's Guide to Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety, and stress in general, can have a detrimental impact on both your mental health and your University experience. Understanding how to manage it is essential… Okay, I get it, we’re students. If we weren’t all a little bit stressed then we’d probably be doing something wrong. But no stress or anxiety should be so […]