Posts Tagged: Mental health

20 Jul 2017

Sexual harassment: an unspoken issue on campus

Sexual harassment is widely recognised as a violation of basic human rights. Complaints about sexual harassment or assault have been increasing in recent decades on university campuses around the world. Despite the grave nature of this offense and its prevalence, it is almost only discussed behind closed doors. In Forum Week’s final blog post on… Read more »

29 Jul 2013

Facilitating international students’ adjustment – what we should keep in mind

Students, especially incoming and international students, naturally struggle with a lot of adjustment issues. They have to familiarise themselves with a new life and educational environment, assume new roles and responsibilities, and cope with being separated from their friends and family back home. Some of these students not only face the inevitable adjustment and acculturation… Read more »

19 Feb 2013

Student mental health: an integrated approach

Most colleges and universities view mental health issues among international students as the exclusive responsibility of the international education office and, perhaps, any available campus counselling service. While this approach is generally acceptable for most mild mental health issues, it will not suffice for more serious concerns. There needs to be a much more integrated… Read more »

19 Dec 2012

Integration of international students at Christmas

With more and more students studying abroad, higher education institutions are increasingly implementing initiatives to ensure that their international students also get a chance to enjoy the holiday season, even though they are far from home, especially at Christmas time. Here we highlight the steps one university has taken to include international students in the… Read more »