Blog by Ruth Spellman
Education is a lifeboat to a better future and gaining knowledge can be a positive force for tackling mental health issues, however, over the course of the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of students suffering from mental health difficulties across the whole of tertiary education. These statistics are deeply concerning.
It is with deep sorrow that we have learned that after a long illness, our colleague and friend, Robert Lochrie, who between 1982 and 2003 served the WEA as its General Secretary, has passed away.
Robert played a huge role in these seminal years in our history, years which shaped the WEA's future and radically changed its structure and how it operated.