As I read yet another article about a politician making pronouncements about the need for universities to notify families when a student is struggling, I can't help but feel that politicians and the media are - for their own ends - doing all the running on this issue.
As part of my interim role at King's College London, it has been a pleasure to lead a project to design our new student support services hub. We open the doors to students next Monday, but below, or here on Flickr, is a chance to see some photos before we open!
The space covers two floors of the South East Wing of the iconic Bush House building. Bush House is the former home of the BBC World Service, sitting at the heart of L...
The concept of triage is central to any effective student mental health support service. The idea is simple, but far from universally adopted.
When talking to colleagues in university counselling teams, I often pick up on their sense that counselling might be under siege from university senior managers, as though colleagues are scanning for opportunities to cut or weaken these services.
Our colleagues can misunderstand our counselling...
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