How should the UT deal with the 34 percent non-European first-year Bachelor students who experience psychological and social problems on campus? The Platform International Affairs (PIA) met this week to come up with an advice for the University Committee for Education.
One third of the non-European first-year students on campus suffer from psychological and social issues that influences their study. Three kilometers away, in the ITC building, 99 percent of Master's students reach the finish line within the specified time. How does that faculty manage this?
'I don’t want compassion, but help,' says the Mexican bachelor student Javier. Because compassion is what he got when he talked to the UT psychologist about the alienation he felt from all those other students.
The number of UT students reported with depression symptoms has almost doubled in size the previous academic year compared to the year before: from 77 to 150. In addition, the number of students diagnosed with burnout symptoms almost doubled in size: 28 compared to 16 students the year before. Those numbers appeared in a report from Student Affairs Coaching and Counselling.