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Student Needs Framework

This Framework has been developed in collaboration with the Higher Education Student Support Champion (Edward Peck), Project Manager (Sandra Binns) and Project Officer (Ben McCarthy) with the support of Universities UK’s Student Policy Network and Advance HE. 

It attempts a preliminary mapping of students’ needs under two headings: Individual competence, Confidence and Resilience; and Belonging and Community. By necessity, it is a broad brush categorisation of student needs and does not begin to discuss interventions that might meet those needs, or claim to cover the multiple ways students may manifest their individual needs.

Supporting student needs is the responsibility of all staff. The framework is designed flexibly to support a broad range of colleagues, especially those involved in teaching, learning and student support in strategic or in practice roles. It will be most effective if adopted at an institutional level, mapped with consideration to your institutional context and priorities to enhance practice and policy.

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Student Needs Framework
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