These briefings and webinars include recommendations, case studies and resources for universities, sector bodies, regulators and government to ensure disabled students, healthcare students and estranged and care-experienced students are fully supported during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for healthcare students who are concerned for both their studies and their placements. Healthcare students were concerned about the pressures of joining the frontline during the pandemic.
Covid-19 is exacerbating many issues usually faced by disabled students such as isolation and loneliness, mental health difficulties and access to learning support. It is essential that universities work with their disabled students to ensure they can access any learning and mental health support they are entitled to remotely.
Estranged and care-experienced students
Care experienced and estranged students may be experiencing feelings of isolation, loneliness, and stigma as a result of the pandemic. Universities should think holistically to mitigate the absence of familial support.