Universities use data analytics to tackle student mental health

SA Mathieson | July 09, 2019

Universities use data analytics to tackle student mental health
Four years ago, after a student at the University of Manchesters School of Physics and Astronomy committed suicide, lecturer Andrew Markwick wondered if the institution could try to identify students that might be struggling. The school holds a variety of data on its students, including attendance at meetings and lectures and submission of work, but it was in a disparate set of systems. So he built StudentCRT, which provides the personal tutors who guide individual students and welfare officers with a single view of this data and generates a score to spot those at risk. Its about identifying those students and having a conversation with them as soon as possible,Markwick says. Those conversations can reveal an innocent reason such as a holiday, but “it can unlock a whole world of struggle, he adds, and some serious problems have been uncovered as a result of the systems operation.

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