Student Mental Health: Responding to the Crisis
- 08:30 - 16:45
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Nicola joined UCAS in 2016, and oversees policy work on widening access and participation, schools and careers education. She co-ordinates UCAS’ work to support under-represented and disadvantaged groups to access higher education across all customer groups and working collaboratively with expert organisations to develop information and advice for students and advisers, and good practice resources for HE providers. She recently authored Starting the conversation, UCAS’ first report on student mental health and is currently exploring the next steps UCAS can take to work with the sector to create a culture of positive disclosure. Nicola is a former secondary English teacher and Head of PSHE and careers education. Before joining the Policy Team at UCAS, she completed an MSc in Information Management at UWE Bristol where her dissertation researched the information and digital literacy skills of sixth formers progressing to higher education.