Tag: Support

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Enlitened app leaves UEA students in the dark

Many of you will have seen the email from UEA regarding their new alliance with The Student Room to produce an app that offers ‘tailored support you need for study, life and wellbeing’. Enlitened asks you twenty questions a week and from that, directs you to articles that will supply advice; you can also make suggestions…

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Mental health websites are sharing your data

A recent study shows that many mental health websites routinely share and sell information on service users to technology companies and advertisers. The study found that on over 87 percent of UK based depression websites, cookies were present for the purposes of marketing and advertisement. Of these same websites, an average of twelve third party…

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Bursaries for new students cut by up to £500

Bursaries will be reduced by as much as £500 for next year’s cohort, despite the continuing rise in student living costs such as accommodation and food. Care leavers and students with household incomes of less than £16,000 will be hit the hardest, with £500 reductions of £3,000 to£2,500 and £1,800 to £1,300 respectively. Students with household…

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Academics under ‘increased pressure’ to support student mental health crisis

The UEA branch of the University and College Union (UCU) said academics are under ‘increased pressure’ to support students’ mental health despite not being ‘qualified therapist[s] or mental health professional[s].’ The branch also expressed ‘great concerns’ towards the ability of Student Support Services (SSS) to meet the ‘growing need’ of students, stating the ‘pressures on…

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Nominations open for staff and student awards

In the spirit of elections and award season in the UEA Students’ Union, the nominations for Students Transforming Awards & Recognitions and Transforming Education Awards have opened. The Transforming Education Awards (teas) were created in order to recognise and acknowledge the exemplary work done by academic staff, including support staff, course reps and other students,…

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