Whose job is it to help students make friends?
From Wonke: “Ever since we started doing mass polling on loneliness back in 2019, there’s been this clear sense that friendship and the building of social capital is important to the student experience – and crucially to the student academic experience. … But a significant number of academics felt that the responsibility of fostering connections should not fall to them. … Three forms of interaction – student–student formal (ie in the classroom or in project groups), student–student informal (ie clubs, societies, friendship groups) and student-staff formal (notably not student-staff informal, predator fans) were found to be significant predictors of satisfaction.”View the full article from Wonke.
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