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Being a Student in the Digital Age

  • Megan Dreyer
  • 18 November 2019
  • Posted in: Healthcare, Education

Social media has transformed how we receive news and interact with one another. Whilst this platform can be effectively used to strengthen friendships and express emotions, it can unfortunately also result in addiction, isolation and have a damaging impact on the individual’s mental health and emotional state. Statistics show that 75% of those with a mental health condition start developing it before the age of 18, with depression and anxiety being the highest reported issues. Due to the ever-ch…

  • social media
  • digital communications
  • higher education
  • mental health
  • students

Commentary: That old weekend effect!

  • Dr Chris Moulton
  • 17 July 2019
  • Posted in: Healthcare

From the Oxford English Dictionary [online version]:
Weekend (n.)
a. The period between two working weeks, typically regarded as a time for leisure or recreation.

Angry Tax Payer: I see that your lot have found yet another excuse to avoid increasing the number of doctors who have to work at weekends.
Militant Doctor: I presume that you are referring to the paper that I sent you by Metcalfe et al. which demonstrated that admission to an English Major Trauma Centre at a weekend is not associated wit…

Going Places: supporting people with learning disabilities and autism into work and in the workforce

  • Diane Lightfoot
  • 25 February 2019
  • Posted in: Healthcare, Education

Going Places: supporting people with learning disabilities and autism into work and in the workforce”

 

Good work transforms lives. And good work for people with a learning disability or autism is a subject particularly close to my heart, having spent 13 years working for United Response, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live the lives they choose.

 

Whilst at United Response, it struck me that for those who can work, employment is the most genuine and …

  • learning disabilities