News in brief: November 2013
Demand for counselling services at UK universities has increased by 33% overall, and more than doubled at five universities over the past four years, according to an investigation by Help Me Investigate—a website that “helps people and journalists answer questions of public interest.”
Glasgow, Lancaster, and York universities top the table, having seen demand for their counselling services increase by more than 118%. Huddersfield, Strathclyde, and Cardiff universities have seen a decrease of up to 40% in demand.
“While it is true that there has been a rise in the number of students seeking assistance, this may—at least in part—be due to increased awareness of the services and support that is now available,” said a spokesperson from the University of Glasgow.
Waiting times across the universities surveyed ranged from two days to six weeks, with the average being 11 days.
The number of foreign students attending eastern European universities