Panel: how can universities look after their online students’ mental health?

Panel: how can universities look after their online students’ mental health?

Register now for The Guardian’s online panel discussion on 11 November, which will explore how universities are supporting their online students.

Panel how can universities look after their online students' mental health

How can universities look after their online students’ mental health? Photograph: Hero Images Inc./Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy

With universities quickly moving online following coronavirus outbreaks across the UK, lots of students are feeling at sea. Some have spent weeks self-isolating in their halls of residence and others have returned to their families, but all of them are facing up to a different university experience from the one they expected. The emotional upheaval, isolation and unexpected changes to their curriculums could mean that more students drop out this year. How can universities support them both emotionally and academically?

To explore this in-depth, the Guardian, supported by Lenovo, is hosting an online panel discussion between 1-2 pm on 11 November. The panel, which is open to higher education professionals as well as the general public, will include an opportunity to ask questions to our expert panellists. To attend, please register for the event.

Distanced but not adrift: How can universities look after their online students’ mental health?

The panel will discuss:
How can universities support students with their mental health during this difficult time?
What are the best ways to keep remote students engaged with their learning?
How can universities look after their lecturers’ welfare?
How can universities stop their hardest to reach students from drifting away from education?
How can universities equip their disadvantaged students with the necessary technology to study online effectively?

Panellists are:

  • Chair: Rachel Hall, universities editor, the Guardian.
  • Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, vice president for higher education, National Union of Students
  • Michelle Morgan, a higher education consultant specialising in the student experience
  • Professor Steve West, vice-chancellor, University of West England
  • Final panellist TBC

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Panel: how can universities look after their online students’ mental health?