Students’ use of counselling services at the University of Oxford has soared over the past decade, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The number of undergraduate and postgraduate students accessing counselling services at the institution has shot up by 136 and 172 per cent respectively since 2003-04.

The university attributed the rise to more students being prepared to seek help, while an expert in higher education counselling said that such a trend was not unusual and visible across the Russell Group.

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