Supporting Higher Education in London



UCL School of Management publish “How to tackle mental health in the workplace as a manager and colleague”

“How to tackle mental health in the workplace as a manager and colleague” published by the UCL School of Management. This resource details common mental health issues that can be prevalent in the workplace, such as stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Information on how managers can address and support the mental health of individual employees, and how colleagues can support each other is also shared. Additionally, the resource provides external online support resources that are focused on improving mental health in the workplace overall.

KCL Supporting students from under-represented backgrounds

King’s partners with IntoUniversity, a charity that supports under-represented young people get to university. With King’s support, IU are continuing to support over 100 primary and secondary aged students in Lambeth with learning and mentoring via telephone, to try and ensure that vulnerable students don’t fall behind their peers during this educational gap. One parent said, “I am so grateful that IntoUniversity is here to offer us support even when schools have shut. It makes an enormous difference to our lives and has helped to maintain a routine for my child.”

City University

City University have an updated coronavirus guidance pages on our website. These will be regularly updated with news stories highlighting ways in which our students and staff are lending their expertise to the fight against the pandemic in areas such as healthcare, research and enterprise, community support and academics providing comment to the Government and the media.

Paramedic Science Student – St George’s Paramedic Science student Rachel Harris recently appeared on BBC news discussing how she is helping frontline workers by offering childcare. Watch the video here.

St George’s volunteers – Students at St George’s will have opportunities to volunteer to support the NHS during a time of intense pressure on the Service as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Read more.

University of London physiological support for students 

An outbreak of an infectious disease is a worrying time for anyone. University of London have put together this document looking at physiological support for students during the outbreak

London Met response to the coronavirus as a university community

During this challenging time, it is important that we all come together to support each other. The London Met community reaches far and wide – and they are working hard to ensure that support is available for students and staff, neighbours and the local area, throughout the duration of this health crisis.

Brunel signs new business drive to help nation though COVID-19

Brunel University London has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable citizens to pull through the coronavirus crisis. Former Cabinet minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge with entrepreneur David Harrison. The national scheme encourages businesses to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis. It is targeting not just the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also the challenges of recovery. It comes after Justine received a huge response from businesses getting in touch with her and willing to be part of a national effort. The initiative has already received the backing of employers representing over 300,000 staff and students.

Queen Mary Staff and students volunteer to protect their communities

Staff and students from Queen Mary have stepped up to volunteer in efforts to support and protect their communities during the Covid-19 crisis. Queen Mary retains a deep and enduring engagement with the local community, and the incredible response of staff and students has embodied this commitment.

New study in psychological and social effects of COVID-19

UCL has launched a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK. Researchers are aiming to recruit a large sample of adults living in the UK to help understand the effects of coronavirus and social distancing measures on individuals. They will then use the data to help them to track trajectories of mental health and loneliness in the UK over the coming weeks by identifying which groups are most at risk and to understand the effects of any potentially protective activities people could be engaging in.