Jun 25, 2018

University student suicide rates revealed

The figures show 95 recorded university student suicides for the 12 months to July 2017 in England and Wales. "There are services out there that are not just bolt-ons but actually they are core value because, at the end of the day, it's in the interest of the university and the student that the student succeeds." UUK want university leaders to do more to provide support to students. The University of Derby has been using a number of different techniques to help assist students who suffer from mental health problems. University of Derby vice-chancellor Kathryn Mitchell said: "Our approach is we understand that students will arrive, probably with significantly higher levels of stress in undertaking their degrees, but our job is to make sure that whether some students are more stressed than others they can get the best outcome for their degree."

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