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The impact of social media on mental health

Residence Life Manager at FutureLets, Coventry University Tom Truman is a Residence Life Manager who is passionate about making a difference to student mental health. Below he shares his thoughts on the impact that social media has on mental health and his personal experiences. 3.5 billion people use social media. That’s 45% of the world’s…

4 challenges that university teams struggle with

The increase in mental health conditions being disclosed is reflected in the number of students withdrawing from university. As the student mental health crisis gets worse, there is more pressure on university teams to monitor the student’s wellbeing and support them as much as possible. However, up until now, university teams have experienced many challenges…

Moving to university and its impact on student wellbeing

As a passionate Residence Life Manager, Tom finds it important to talk about student wellbeing. Have a listen to his video above and have a read about some practical tips he came up with for both students and university staff. Tom Truman Residence Life Manager at FutureLets, Coventry University Starting university means a lot of…

Are you letting student fees slip through the net?

Did you know that in 2018, there were over 2.3 million students studying in the UK? This generated approximately £2.3 billion for the HE sector. BUT…   Over 30,000 students withdraw from institutions each year for a variety of reasons at a cost to the sector of over £300 million. For the average-sized university, this…

Why student wellbeing is a hot topic

Rewind 10 years and mental health was not a common topic like it is today. Having spent over 18 months researching this topic, we found that the number of students who have disclosed a mental health condition has increased by 7x within 10 years. This is truly horrifying but it’s also a good sign that…

Why today’s students suffer with mental health

“If you need me – you know where I am” –  how many people genuinely mean it? Sure, it sounds somewhat reassuring to a student, but in today’s world, it is counterintuitive to how young people communicate. There’s no denying that the shift in young people’s attention spans has been widely attributed to the advance…

Enhancing the student experience during a pandemic

Going to university should be an exciting fresh start! A chance to explore a new city. Make new friends. Live a life of freedom! Yet this year, everything is different. But it doesn’t have to be as negative as it seems… With many universities advising students to self-isolate due to an increase in COVID-19 cases,…

4 reasons you should be using a hosted solution

Cast your mind back to March 2020… You’re sat on the sofa and Boris Johnson announces that all businesses would have to work from home where possible. For some Kinetic customers, this news was absolutely fine! There were no concerns or issues about connectivity, security and support. But for others, well… this was only just…

How to keep your venue SPOTLESS whilst social distancing

After weeks, even months, of getting your venue ready to reopen its doors, a sense of “normality” is finally being resumed! (HOORAY!) Although you have everything set-up to adhere to social distancing measurements, it’s more important than ever before to ensure your venue remains CLEAN and SPOTLESS all-year round. We’ve got some tips to share…

How to showcase your venue during the pandemic

We’ve all been overwhelmed with excitement since the government announced that small business meetings for up to 30 people will be allowed indoors from the 1st August 2020. For the events industry, this is like a lovely fresh breeze after a very dry season. This means that venues can start opening their doors and welcoming…

Advantages of transient business: increase your revenue!

Due to coronavirus, most people find themselves homebound. Luckily, the number of coronavirus infections are decreasing in many countries, allowing the government to review the regulations regarding the hospitality industry. Hotels are reopening, and a lot of borders are opening for tourists again. These new developments introduce an excellent time to focus on transient travellers…

5 reasons why you should be doing a regular system health check

You’re always busy – we understand! One of the most challenging things about being constantly busy is not allowing time to take a step back and reflect on your day. We’re not just talking about making sure you’re feeling well and your team members are happy, but the bigger picture! Are your internal processes and…

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