Going to university is an exciting new adventure! We want to ensure students can experience a happy, healthy university journey and know where to go for help and support when needed.

Beat champions universities and students to raise awareness, challenge stigma and provide support for students affected by eating disorders. We know that many people struggle at university and aspects of student life can present risks for developing an eating disorder or relapse - moving away from home, shared living, cooking and eating with others, decrease in family support, change in treatment services, new relationships, increased independence and academic pressures.

University should be a fun and exciting time. However, an eating disorder can have a significant negative impact on degree studies, student wellbeing and university life.

"My education was disrupted repeatedly. I had to leave uni four times before I finally graduated this year.”

We asked students with eating disorders about their experiences and 32% said they were diagnosed with an eating disorder at University, 39% had to dropout or take a break from studies and 69% had difficulties accessing treatment and support.

We need your help to raise funds, fight stigma, and change lives!

You know your university, you know your peers, and you can help us open up the conversation about student mental health! By working directly with students like you and partnering with universities, we want to increase understanding of eating disorders on campus, empower those affected to get the help and support they deserve and spread the message of hope that eating disorders can be overcome!

There are lots of exciting ways to get involved!

  • I want to organise a fundraising and awareness raising event at University – we can support you to make your idea a reality.
  • I am part of a RAG committee we’d be thrilled to partner with you. Find out more about what we can offer.
  • I am a staff member or a representative at a Student Union – work with us to ensure students receive the help they need and staff members are best equipped to support them.