Author: Annie Grant (Newnham 1965)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This book examines the aspirations, challenges and experiences of contemporary university students though the eyes and ears of those who provide professional advisory services. The author highlights the breadth and depth of the role that these services now play. The volume addresses student academic and career success and their wellbeing, stressing the importance of of understanding and respecting the diversity of the student body. In doing so, it emphasises the importance of envisioning universities as inclusive communities that challenge discrimination, prejudice and bullying and the importance of proactive initiatives that help students to develop and resilience. It also addresses other important but less frequently discussed matters such as the impact of alcohol and drug abuse, and the ethical and moral values of higher education.