The eating disorder charity B-eat has urged Universities to offer more help to students with eating disorders, as many students struggle to get the treatment they need. They want universities to take part in a leafleting campaign, warning that without help, students with eating disorders are at risk of dropping out of University.
Beat conducted a survey of over 200 students with eating disorders, findings included:
• 32% were diagnosed after starting their course
• 18% said their condition had forced them to drop out of University
• 39% had to take a break my from their studies
• And 52% said that their University was not doing enough to support students
Six months ago Miranda and Genie interviewed two students, Jess and Mel, here at The University of Nottingham about how they coped with their eating disorders whilst being at univeristy And today I caught up with Mel, who has just graduated, to hear her thoughts on B-eat’s campaign;