This podcast from the BBC last year details some of the pressures young people are having when trying to get a degree and the reasons they drop out.
I was encouraged that those who were experiencing mental health issues and were able to engage with the university counselling services did find them useful. Sadly it is disappointing that accessing that wasn’t always easy. Waiting lists or not even know it was available delayed their treatment.
I wish everyone starting their university career this month all the very best and if you need support that you can access it.