Student well-being ‘worse than healthcare staff’ during pandemic

From Times Higher Education: “Researchers from the University of Bolton tracked 554 undergraduates across the sector over a one-year period between May 2020 … and May 2021 – when the country was at Step 3 of its roadmap out of lockdown restrictions. … Published in the British Journal of Educational Studies, the results showed that students’ levels of distress were three times higher than pre-pandemic levels, with periods of rising numbers of Covid-19 cases and of lockdown and intense confinement also associated with poorer mental well-being. The data showed that students’ scores were consistently higher than those of some healthcare professionals, which were measured using the same scoring system in separate studies.”

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