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How mental health became important to Higher Education

The Higher Education sector's approach to mental health has improved rapidly in the last decade - here's how Unite Students have contributed to that effort.

COVID-19 Update: Rent Discount – 3rd February 2021

Find out more about Unite Students' February rent discount extension and student eligibility here.

Leapskills: Supporting the transition to Higher Education

Vicki Fry shares the benefits of Leapskills, a free toolkit offering young people an insight into the student experience.

How are Unite Students keeping students safe during lockdown?

We share Unite Students' refreshed safety measures in light of how COVID-19 has developed over the academic year.

Students’ lockdown life: their experiences of living with Unite Students

Students talk about spending lockdown in their Unite Students accommodation, and the ups and downs of student life in a pandemic.

Accommodation Matters: The highlights

COVID-19 Update: Rent Discount – 11th January 2021

Unite Students is announcing a rent discount for eligible students from 18 January onwards - find out more here.

2020: A Unite year in review

We look back at an extraordinary year, both for the challenges posed and the lessons learned by us all at Unite Students, as well as what we’ve achieved beyond Covid.

The UK remains attractive to international students – but 2021 will be different

Professor Sir Steve Smith, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter, shares his thoughts on what 2020 has meant for the UK’s standing in the international HE market, the positives to take away from the year, and what this means for the future of international recruitment.

Meeting international students’ expectations in 2021

Bernadette Cochonat, Senior International Sales Manager, outlines some of the challenges for international students over the coming year.

Staying put for Christmas

We take a look at the students staying in their accommodation over Christmas: why they stay, what we're doing, and the importance of inclusive communications.

A safe place during the storm

David Marr summarises how Unite Students is keeping students safe, informed and connected during Covid.

Prioritising students’ mental health and wellbeing during COVID

UWE Bristol's Vice Chancellor, Professor Steve West, considers the student mental health implications of Covid.

A little help from their friends: Peer-based student support through lockdown

In this post, we look at the findings that show the benefits of peer-to-peer support – something we’re already making the most of here at Unite Students.

Never be lonely: Keeping students connected during COVID

As part of our Unite Against Loneliness campaign, Unite Students looks at how student accommodation can facilitate safe socialisation amid COVID-19.
16/10/2020
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Leapskills

Unite Students helps students to manage the 'leap' to university

Time to reach out

Accommodation Matters – A Unite Students Podcast

Unite Students is pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast, Accommodation Matters. Student accommodation has always been a driving force behind the student experience, as the foundation of friendships, life skills and independence - so Accommodation Matters will shine a light on the light on accommodation's importance, and the issues that really matter.

How far should “student safety” go? – A ‘Secret Life of Students’ Blog

‘I finally feel like I’m living my life as me’: Georgina on being gay at university

'Room for everyone' is one of Unite Students' values. In the following article, resident Georgina tells the story of her journey to finally living her life as herself at university.

Creating Community: The Role of Student Ambassadors

Phil Francis tells you all you need to know about the Unite Students student ambassador scheme and how it's adapted to Covid.

How the transition to university looks for this year’s cohort

Amid uncertainty and the continuing challenges of Covid, Jo Blair looks at what the 2020 university transition will look like for new students.

There is no grief like the grief that doesn’t speak

Jenny Dalzell shares her thoughts on supporting bereaved students and her own personal experiences of grief.

A festival from afar: My key takeaways from “The Festival of Higher Education”

Jenny Shaw summarises some of the key messages from this year's digital Festival of Higher Education.

The Home Charter – fostering a safe and secure environment amid Covid-19

Sarah Dixon outlines Unite Students' Home Charter, encouraging a supportive and safe living environment for students.

Imposter Syndrome: What it is and how it can affect students

Frances Abbott, Student Support Manager at Unite Students, shares her experience of Imposter Syndrome, what you need to know about it, and how it can impact on students.

Podcast gives students a voice

A Welfare Revolution? The role of University Security in Student Welfare.

The pioneers of blended learning: what we learned from disabled students

The pioneers of blended learning: what we learned from disabled students

Susannah Doyle explores the benefits of digital learning and how this has enriched disabled students' university experience.

How do you keep 75,000 students safe in a pandemic?

Steph Camm, Head of Health & Safety, reflects on what Unite Students has done to keep students safe throughout Covid.

Hiding in plain sight – Domestic abuse in student accommodation

What does domestic abuse look and sound like in a student accommodation setting? Frances Abbott tells you what you need to know.

Supporting the return to university

Jenny Shaw outlines how Unite Students will be supporting a Covid-safe return to campus in autumn 2020.

Building Back Better – what can the coronavirus pandemic teach us in the fight against climate change?

James Tiernan considers how Unite Students can build back better post-Covid and be a more sustainable business.

LeapSkills: Parent Edition

Dr Dominique Thompson, GP and student mental health expert, shares her view on Unite Students' LeapSkills programme as a parent.

A Look Back on Mental Health Awareness Week

Risky Business: Student Mental Health in Accommodation through a Risk-Based Perspective

Is UK higher education heading for a digital future?

Jenny Shaw looks at the future of British higher education in light of Covid-19, and whether digital learning will take over.

British Heart Foundation Blog

Vicki Fry talks about our strategic partnership with the BHF

COVID-19: Update 30th March 2020

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