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  • Sheer stupidity is a threat to our scientific progress | Letters September 29, 2023
    Prof AM Celâl Şengör, Damian Pattinson and Jack Whalen respond to Giorgio Parisi’s article about how the world lost its trust in scientistsIt is impossible to disagree with Giorgio Parisi’s deeply felt concern (Is it TikTok or global crisis? How the world lost its trust in scientists like me, 25 September). A part of the […]
    Guardian Staff
  • University students more at risk of depression than non-students – study September 29, 2023
    Higher levels of poor mental health in England could be linked to worries about money and academic achievement, findings suggestUniversity students are more at risk of depression and anxiety than their peers who go straight into work, according to a study, suggesting mental health may deteriorate due to the financial strain of higher education.The research […]
    Rachel Hall
  • UK university students facing ‘unprecedented rent rises’ September 27, 2023
    Maintenance loan failing to keep pace with rising rents, which have jumped by more than 8% since last yearUniversity students in the UK are facing “unprecedented rent rises” amid record demand for accommodation, while the value of the maintenance loan designed to cover living costs stagnates, according to a report.Many students are struggling to find […]
    Sally Weale Education correspondent
  • ‘It’s quite depressing’: the UK students struggling to find accommodation September 27, 2023
    Three students share their experience of trying to find somewhere to live as academic year beginsAs freshers’ events get into swing for Manchester Metropolitan University students this week, mechanical engineering student Karl still doesn’t know where he will be calling home for the first year of his studies.After Karl gained a place on his course […]
    Clea Skopeliti
  • Families should be informed if students struggling with mental health at university | Letter September 25, 2023
    One reader says they had no idea their son was at rock-bottom and had been withdrawn from his courseThank you for your article highlighting the challenges to mental health that many students may face and outlining potential self-help measures (Self-care to support: how to look after your mental health at university, 15 September). Sadly, it […]
    Guardian Staff