Make mental health check-ins automatic

Alexander Williams submitted on

Sunday 20th December 2020


Under the present circumstances most students are stressed, many severely so. Too many suffer in silence and this leaves them without support and leaves the university unaware of how students are affected by online teaching. I would suggest PATs (or other appropriate staff) check in with students a couple of times a term, especially in the lead up to exams, to try to gauge this and signpost students to support services / special considerations.


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Students' Union replied on

Wednesday 16th Jun 2021 2:27pm

Hi there,

Thanks for your submission again. Just to let you know, this submission has been passed to Enabling Services to consider moving forward. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.


Students' Union replied on

Friday 8th Jan 2021 10:34am

Hi there,

Thank you for this. PATs are already expected to do this so it is unfortunate to hear that this is the case. I completely agree that many are struggling under current conditions, and are unfortunately going unnoticed. I will work with Avila (VP Education and Democracy) to ensure that PATs are reminded of this to ensure no student slips through the cracks.

Please feel free to contact Avila or I directly if you have any further queries or suggestions.



  • Forwarded to Vice President Welfare and Community

    Friday 8th Jan 2021 10:07am


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