Let’s look after our students, because they have had a real bum deal in recent years. First they got their university tuition fees taken away, so that now people on low incomes, find it harder to claw themselves out of poverty. Next, they had to be isolated from families during COVID.
Often students have to live in damp housing with dodgy landlords, and on graduating, will be the generation that has to deal with climate change issues. It’s no wonder that many students are stressed, depressed and broke. Some even drop out of courses, as the pressure is too great.
- Stay Happy as a Student is by clinical psychologist Lauren Callaghan, who says a bit of self-care is in order. Yes your studies and social life are important, but also plan ahead and navigate your way through unique pressures, to feel better, and get better results at the end. Also read her other book Stay Organised.
- Stay Financially Healthy While You Study is by the founder of Blackbullion, the digital financial educational platform. Vivi Friedgut explores budgeting and money and offers practical tisp and useful exercise to keep you out of dead.
- Stay Balanced While You Study is by mental health specialist Dr Dominique Thompson, who explores issues around leaving home, exam stress, socialising, safety, sex and drugs.
- Live Well, Learn Well is packed with 90 practical ideas to help students progress. Abigail Mann offers tips on classroom management, classroom layout, praise and rewards to help students of all ages. Her other book Live Well, Teach Well offers another 90 ideas, because a happy teacher means happier students.