TalkCampus partners with the UK’s oldest independent architecture school, AA School of Architecture.
Updated: 2 days ago
Founded in 1847, the AA is the UK’s oldest independent architecture school and is
considered one of the most prestigious in the world. During the pandemic the school
has aimed to adapt and strengthen its mental health support for students, and
specifically find a solution that would provide instant assistance 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
Therefore, the AA is partnering with TalkCampus, an innovative global mental health
solution where students come together from around the world within a safe and
supportive infrastructure. The AA recognized that TalkCampus would help those
students who are outside the existing frameworks and to connect them with relevant
and timely support.
AA staff have introduced methods of interacting and engaging with students, both in
terms of teaching and learning as well as through the enhancement of student services,
and TalkCampus is part of this initiative.
Belinda Flaherty, the AA School Registrar and Lauren O’Brien the Assistant School
Registrar stated about the partnership, ‘We are very pleased to launch TalkCampus at
the AA School. With our close-knit community currently spread across several
continents and time zones, this year has been an especially important time to focus on
coming together’ and that ‘the TalkCampus service, which is anonymous, connects
students with a network of their peers – giving them the opportunity to share their
experiences, concerns and challenges with fellow students, all in a safe, online
environment. The mobile phone app gives students instant access to an online support
network and can be accessed anytime and anywhere.’
Launched to coincide with Term 3 registration, TalkCampus not only offers instant
ongoing support but also intelligently alerts students to additional options for help; all
embedded within the app. A combination of peer support, machine-learning and
innovative design, TalkCampus offers a community of support for academic anxieties,
isolation and life’s ups and downs while also providing social connection with like-
minded people, in a non-judgmental environment, which is an essential protection factor
for people struggling to cope.
‘It’s not easy to reach out for support when you’re struggling. Having an anonymous
place where you can take those first steps can make it feel a little easier, especially
when it feels familiar and intuitive. We’re delighted to be launching TalkCampus at the
AA School of Architecture and welcoming their students to the platform.’ Jamie Druitt,
Head of Product and Partnerships, TalkCampus
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