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  • Pastoral Support Training for Tutors and Supervisors

    16 June 2023 by Jessica Hayball

    Among national discussions around student mental health, the University of Bath is actively working and continuously evaluating its support for students, aiming to embed a whole-university culture of care. My role as Training Officer in Pastoral Support, has been created to support this endeavour, delivering sessions focused primarily on the…

  • New research study: Flexible working arrangements and presenteeism in UK higher education during and post-COVID

    14 October 2022 by Fotios Mitsakis

    This blog was written by Dr Fotios Mitsakis, Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent Business School. Fotios is the PI of ‘Flexible working arrangements and presenteeism in the UK Higher Education Sector during and post the COVID-19 Pandemic’, a collaborative project between Nottingham Business School – Nottingham Trent University, Strathclyde Business School – University…

  • How did COVID-19 impact staff in UK higher education?

    4 October 2022 by Rasha Kassem

    This blog was kindly contributed by Dr Rasha Kassem, research project team lead for ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Staff in UK Higher Education – A Comparative Analysis across the Four UK Nations’ at the Open University. The consequences of the pandemic have been immense and felt across society, industries, and organisations; however, little…

  • Better targeting of mental health support is needed for international students 

    1 July 2022 by Iain Brennan

    On Thursday 7 July, HEPI is hosting a webinar to launch its new report on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller access to higher education. Book your free place here. This blog was kindly contributed by Iain Brennan, College Services Director, University of York IPC (Kaplan). The mental health of our university students received…

  • What have we learnt about student belonging and inclusion?

    23 May 2022 by Anna Jackson

    On Thursday, 9 June 2022, HEPI will host its Annual Conference in central London. Titled ‘Challenges for the future?’, the day will include the launch of the Advance HE / HEPI 2022 Student Academic Experience Survey. Register here. This blog was written by Anna Jackson, Head of Customer Insights at Pearson Higher Education.…

  • Book Review: Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A Practical Guide for FE and HE Settings by Sharon Mallon and Jo Smith (eds.) (London, 2022)

    16 February 2022 by Laura Brassington

    HEPI’s Policy Manager, Dr Laura Brassington, reviews Sharon Mallon and Jo Smith (eds.). 2022. Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A Practical Guide for FE and HE Settings. With a foreword by Rosie Tressler, OBE. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 978-1-78775-418-8. 400pp. £40.00.  The publication of Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A…

  • Listening to higher education communities about mental health

    6 August 2021 by Nicola Frampton

    This blog was kindly contributed by Nicola Frampton, Insight Manager at Student Minds. You can follow Nicola on Twitter @nicola_frampton and Student Minds @StudentMindsOrg. Over the last 18 months, higher education communities have faced the wide-reaching challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the shift to online…