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Compassionate Campus

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How can we make our campuses kinder and more supportive?

By compassion we mean understanding and helping others,
especially those in need.

Making universities more supportive, caring and inclusive is one way to nurture students and help them to thrive.

We want to find out whether students experience universities as caring and supportive.

We hope to find ways to help students feel connected and like

they 'belong'.

We can then learn from good practice and identify where change is needed.

The Compassionate Campus project is happening in Exeter and King's College London. 


We are collecting student stories and experiences, and feed them back into the university systems with the aim of enacting real change.

We are particularly interested in capturing the voices of those who are not normally heard or who can feel excluded. This might be because of race, class, gender, disability, illness, sexuality, background, nationality.

We are currently running regular focus groups and workshops, and making short films based on the lives of individual students.

Living with Chronic Illness as a Student

Student Story: Lauren Asare

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If you are an Exeter or King's College student

and would like to learn more, please


Or follow us @Nurture_Uni for updates!

Exeter Community Garden and Compassion

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Commuting and Connections

Student Story: Eleanor Zalick

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Wellbeing and Medical Students

Student Story: Libby Terrieux-Taylor

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