BME attainment: why universities must do more than ‘mind the gap’

June 2018 saw the launch of a joint initiative between Universities UK (UUK) and the National Union of Students (NUS) ...
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Supporting students’ mental health is a team effort

Hundreds of thousands of young people start new chapters in their lives when they arrive at university this week. This ...
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How universities can support student mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing has shot to prominence recently as factors combine to place it on the national agenda. Organisations ...
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Mental Wealth First

This week I am announcing ‘Mental Wealth First’: UWE Bristol’s Commitment to put Mental Health and Wellbeing first, for both ...
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Taking a lead on Brexit

(An extract from a speech given to the AUA Autumn Conference, Cardiff Nov. 23) Things considered universities are not in ...
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Mental Health for Everyone

Every higher education institution clearly strives to be a place where people can flourish. More than 2.2 million students and ...
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We can and we should adopt NEWS

Spreading Innovation to Save Lives Our NHS and social care system are one of the country’s greatest assets. They are ...
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The impact of social media on the mental health of students

Steve West recently gave this presentation to MPs and Peers The use of social media is increasingly pervasive in the ...
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Clear progression pathways critical to meet demand for higher skills

Today we see the launch of the Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education. I was very pleased to be a member of ...
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The role of universities is changing – we can’t just focus on academia

A new wave of students will be graduating over the next few weeks.  They’ll be attending award ceremonies knowing they ...
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Building bridges post EU referendum

As we have seen, the British public yesterday voted to leave the European Union. This will make Britain the first ...
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Building healthy cities: the role of universities

It is no secret that the National Health Service is under immense pressure. An ageing and expanding population, combined with ...
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