Students at universities in Leicester urge lecturers to prioritise mental health concerns

By Kelly Gowe

University students in Leicester have raised concerns about what they claim is lecturers’ lack of empathy and support, exacerbating their mental health issues.

Students reported feeling unheard and unsupported, leading to heightened stress and anxiety.

One student, Sarah Mitchell, said: “I feel like I’m just a number to them; they don’t care about my well-being.”

Fellow student Mark Anderson added: “It’s like they forget that we have lives outside of uni.”

Following the Covid pandemic and its ongoing issues, they said the need for better communication and understanding from staff has become increasingly crucial.

They called on universities to prioritise student well-being and mental health, ensuring a positive and supportive learning experience.

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