The impact of technology on student loneliness

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On 21st June 2018, ASK4 will release a new white paper exploring the impact of technology on student loneliness.

Technology has changed the way we connect with each other and has given students the opportunity to interact in new and exciting ways. Yet, despite being more connected and communicating more than ever, a growing number of university students are reporting feelings of isolation and loneliness.

The white paper will form part of ASK4's Connected Living series, and will explore how technology, that is smartphones and other Internet connected devices, services or apps (where the majority of interaction takes place online), can impact positively or negatively on this issue. The scope of the white paper is international and examines the issue in several key markets; the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and Germany. 

As part of this project, we sought the views of our colleagues at Student Minds, Nightline, the University Mental Health Advisors Network (UMHAN) and the Big White Wall. We hope the paper will contribute to the ongoing conversation around student loneliness and the role that technology plays, sparking collaborative efforts to develop innovative solutions.

Global Student Living Conference

The paper will also be discussed during a session at Red Brick's Global Student Living Conference, being held at the University of Leicester on 21st June. The full agenda for the conference and the booking link can be found here.