Let’s look after our students, because they have had a real bum deal in recent years. First they got their university tuition fees taken away, so that now people on low incomes, find it harder to claw themselves out of poverty. Next, they had to be isolated from families.
Often students have to live in damp housing with dodgy landlords, and on graduating, will be the generation that has to deal with climate change issues. It’s no wonder that many students are stressed, depressed and broke. Some even drop out of courses.
Also read Stuff Students Should Know (a handy book on how to make a meal, plan a budget, proof read an essay, write a CV, plan a revision timetable and arm you with skills for the real world). Student Hacks is another book of 130 hints, to make life easier. From how to listen to lectures in half the time, to stop beer bottles toppling over in the fridge!
- Stay Happy While You Study is by clinical psychologist Lauren Callaghan, who says a bit of self-care is in order. Yes your studies and social life are important, but also plan ahead and navigate your way through unique pressures, to feel better, and get better results. Also read Stay Organised.
- Stay Financially Healthy While You Study is by the founder of Blackbullion, the digital financial educational platform. Vivi Friedgut explores budgeting and money and offers practical tips and useful exercise to keep you out of dead.
- Stay Balanced While You Study is by mental health specialist Dr Dominique Thompson, who explores issues around leaving home, exam stress, socialising, safety, sex and drugs.