Vice-chancellor appointed to be student well-being tsar

The United Kingdom government has appointed a university vice-chancellor as its student well-being tsar to try to help those struggling in higher education, writes Tom Oakley for BBC News.

Professor Edward Peck, vice-chancellor and president of Nottingham Trent University, has been revealed as the government’s student support champion. He will work with universities to help them support students struggling with their mental health.

He said: “I am enthused and encouraged that [they have] asked me to champion ways in which higher education students can be supported to continue and complete their studies. There is a determination within higher education institutions to get this right and I will promote effective and evidence-based best practice across the sector, enabling universities to offer the widest possible range of ways to engage students.”
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