Students and Gambling: Education, Prevention and Support

Students and Gambling: Education, Prevention and Support

CDN, Airthrey Castle, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Event Begins Monday, October 28, 2019 9:30 am and finishes at 1:00 pm in Stirling

This event is free to attend.

What to Expect from the Students and Gambling: Education, Prevention and Support


Gambling-related harm is a growing issue among young people, with students being one of the most vulnerable groups. A recent study found that two thirds of students have gambled in the last month, one in eight of these students had missed classes due to their gambling and one in four had spent more than they could afford on gambling.

Who should attend

This workshop is open to staff working in student support roles within colleges. We are particularly interested in gathering your feedback on the wider roll-out of Fast Forward’s Gambling Education programme within colleges and your university partners. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.


The workshop will support participants to:
  • Increase their awareness of gambling and its impact on students’ health and wellbeing
  • Better understand what problem gambling is and its relationship with other addictions
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of problem gambling
  • Increase their knowledge of available gambling prevention resources
  • Explore ways to include gambling awareness within guidance and support
  • Strengthen their skills and confidence to deal with issues surrounding problem gambling and gambling-related harm
  • Source additional support and specialised services.

Meet the Facilitator

   Warren Hughes, Gambling Education Hub, Fast Forward
Last year, Fast Forward, a national youth work charity, launched the Gambling Education Hub, the only national programme of this kind in Scotland. Its mission is for every young person to have access to gambling education and prevention opportunities. Through a harm reduction approach, the Hub provides tailored support to practitioners working in a range of sectors.

Warren is currently leading the delivery of the project in the formal education/secondary schools sector and the further and higher education sector. His role within the formal education sector is to increase awareness, knowledge and confidence regarding gambling education and prevention in Scottish secondary schools. Within the further and higher education sectors, Warren works with universities and colleges to improve their provision for supporting problem gamblers and preventing gambling-related harms among students. He has also supported successful gambling awareness campaigns at various institutions around Scotland.
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