College stops marking music students ‘to protect their mental health’main
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has stopped giving marks to first-year students in ‘a pilot scheme’ aimed at helping their mental well-being.
Here’s the rationale: ‘Across the higher education sector overall, and within performing arts in particular, mental health issues are well documented. Students have got enough challenges when they come to us with regard to adapting to the training model and working out where they fit within the college, so let’s not also the put them in a position where they are comparing themselves to each other. That can’t be healthy.’
Why not give them all degrees on arrival and send them happily back home?