Sian Bayne, in an article based on her ALTC2017 keynote, argues that anonymous social media spaces can give students the opportunity to seek the support and advice they need – but there are also risks for institutions.
Education tourism is a booming $4.5bn business, and prospective students from China and their families are leading the way. Paul Greatrix examines the way a visit to a campus can inspire educational attainment.
Freshers’ week is upon us, and the old perception that it will be a week of heavy drinking and hard partying is far from the truth. Paul Greatrix looks at examples of the new freshers’ experience from around the world.
Students do many things at university – unfortunately some of them get arrested and then released on bail. Levi Pay sets out the trials of managing this situation from the student services perspective.
Across the sector, staff and students are anxious, and mental health issues are actively caused by the way institutions are required to operate. Richard Hall takes a deeper look into the unhealthy way the modern universities are experienced by the human beings within them.
In an average university, six or seven students will die each year. Levi Pay takes us through the protocols needed to carry out the delicate and emotional process of supporting families, friends and coursemates through this difficult time.
In an experimental feature, Team Wonkhe take to slack to discuss the 2017 NSS in detail. The chat covers post-graduate NSS, the potential for bias within surveys and the use of NSS data within institutions.
One of the great things universities offer is the opportunity for students to experiment and push boundaries. And many of them decide the best way to do this is by trying to break world records for really strange activities.
Wonkhe’s Catherine Boyd paid a visit to the friendly and passionate atmosphere of AMOSSHE’s annual conference in Brighton, where recent policy reforms are beginning to influence practice ‘at the coal face’.
Troubling news about universities’ record on student safety and sexual violence has become all-too-common, but we need to start focusing on the good work that institutions are doing to tackle it. Lucy Winrow introduces ProtectED, a new accreditation scheme.
The image of an ivory tower presents universities set apart from their surrounds yet most are physically, socially, culturally economically and environmentally present within cities, towns and neighbourhoods.