Reaching new heights

Aberystwyth rises 19 places in The Complete University league table

Eco-minded education

In today’s competitive HE landscape, universities are focusing on the green agenda more than ever. Not only is it a way for them to proactively contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly society, but it can also help them to differentiate their offering in comparison to fellow institutions. A key way that universities are looking to make themselves greener is to refurbish their old campuses and facilities in the interest of meeting new sustainability standards – but how are they doing this and what challenges do they face? We look at how universities are adhering to green criteria in order to make their campuses more sustainable.

Mind yourself

There is an ever-growing focus, through the UK media and elsewhere, on the nation’s mental health: and students – with their own particular set of pressures, from academic attainment and career prospects via accommodation and finances to social life and relationships – are as susceptible to mental health difficulties as many other social groups. So, how are the UK’s universities approaching this complex problem as it rises up the educational agenda? What’s the current state of student mental health? We examine the landscape.

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