Friday 13 December 2002

Unintended consequences

Guidelines are being issued to universities to try and reduce student suicides:
A recent study of 400 first-year undergraduates found that moving away from home, meeting new people and the pressure to perform well in exams were all causes of psychological problems affecting one in five students.
I wonder if part of the problem is the government's policy of encouraging university education for more and more youngsters many of whom should be pursuing other training.