As If School Work Wasn’t Enough?

The Guardian has recently posted an article that has highlighted the effects of rising tuition fees on University students. The article says:

A surge in the number of students at top universities using mental health services is due in part to the hike in tuition fees to £9,000, campaigners have said, adding that financial stress is linked to anxiety and depression.

More than 43,000 students had counselling at Russell Group institutions in the academic year 2014-15, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, compared to 34,000 only three years earlier.

The 28% jump in university students seeking counselling coincides with the trebling of tuition fees to £9,000, the mental health charity Mind pointed out.

But the rate of increase varied dramatically between institutions, suggesting other environmental factors may also have contributed to the rise.

To read the full article, visit https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/13/tuition-fees-have-led-to-surge-in-students-seeking-counselling

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