The power of collaboration. Students’ unions and institutions

Blog for members
11 March 2019

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We spoke to Helen Quin, International Student Support Officer at the University of Sussex, and Natalie Sacks, Student Voice Manager at Sussex Students’ Union about how they have collaborated, what they’ve achieved together and their top t...

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"If I could travel back in time, I would be more proud of my cultural background"

Blog for students
06 March 2019

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The following is an account from Sha Zhou, international student at King’s College London, about studying in the UK, accessing counselling and overcoming isolation. "It was in September 2014 when I first set foot in Britain at the age of 2...

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How do family relationships impact on international students?

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27 February 2019

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The fifth and final part of our wellbeing series takes a look at Sheffield Hallam University and Stand Alone’s exploration into family relationships and what impact distance has on international students.    Having noted that previo...

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We’ve been working in the ‘golden age of universities’

Blog for members
14 February 2019

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We held our first members’ seminar of 2019 yesterday. Joined by 80 colleagues from across the sector, it was a day filled with timely reminders about what’s important for international students, how the student landscape is changing and e...

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Investigating the mental health and wellbeing of global access students

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12 February 2019

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In the fourth part of our wellbeing series, we explore the University of Edinburgh’s research into mental health and wellbeing of global access students.   In the first year of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars programme the team no...

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Mindfulness for international students

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04 February 2019

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In the third part of our wellbeing series, we explore Bangor University’s mindfulness project for international students.  Having found that fewer international students than home students were taking part in their Mindfulness sessions, B...

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Importance of food to support international students' transition to the UK

Blog for members
29 January 2019

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We all know about the link between food and wellbeing, but the second in our series focuses on the role food plays in supporting international students to transition to life in the UK. 'Having familiar foods helps settle you in and combat homesickne...

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Improving access to university counselling services for international students

Blog for members
21 January 2019

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In January and February 2019 we’re focusing on resources to support international students’ wellbeing. The first of our mini series is University of Plymouth’s research ‘reaching out to enhance the wellbeing of international s...

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Facing Blue Monday: resources to support international students’ wellbeing

Blog for members
14 January 2019

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Read the full series of wellbeing blogs at ukcisa.org.uk/student-wellbeing.  Monday 21 January is Blue Monday, a day with the unenviable status of ‘most depressing day of the year’. After a long festive break it’s no surprise ...

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