I work a lot with our final year students and hold a lot of student supports meeting with faculty.
It pays an emotional toll on staff, and I think I’ve personally seen and felt an increase in this this over the last 2 years. I think to some extent we’ve got to be careful and treading the line between what is reasonable in terms of expectations on us as staff and what we are trained to do because there is only so much you can. Sometimes it doesn’t work, and it is not because we have not done enough. It is not because the student is not grateful that we’ve tried, and I often find students are grateful for any efforts that we make. Ultimately, I think you also need to give yourself permission to realise that it is not all down to us all the time.