Contributing to the success of the higher education sector is core to our mission. In this section we share insights and experience on student accommodation and its role in student success.
There is no special study module for learning to be a university GP, but if there was, then several lectures would definitely have to cover ‘Flatmate Related Issues’. I have lost count (in over 20 years as a GP) of how many students I saw because they were struggling with, or causing concern to, their co-habiting peers. The common stress caused by living with someone else’s noise, mess, obnoxious behaviour, or unofficial ‘live-in lover’, was matched only by the occasional distress caused by living with a flatmate’s spiralling mental health problems. There is no doubt that when young adults leave home and start living with other young adults (often strangers) interesting and sometimes difficult situations can arise.