Feeling homesick is a normal part of student life – it’s one of the main concerns students worry about before they start uni. Homesickness can be a common problem that students experience at uni when they’re moving away from home for the first time. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of advice and support on offer! Here are 5 ways to deal with homesickness while you’re at university.
Today marks University Mental Health Day, a chance to raise awareness of mental health in our campus community. Student life can be stressful, with deadlines, exams and adjusting to a new lifestyle at uni. To see what support services are available here at Worcester Uni, here’s my guide to mental health support on campus.
Today is Time to Talk Day – part of the Time to Change movement. It’s a day designed to change the way people think and act about mental health, simply by getting people talking. I recently signed up as a Time to Change Champion via the Time to Change website. By doing so, I have promised to use my own experience to engage people in conversations about mental health at any appropriate opportunity. So here I am…
Today marks ‘Blue Monday’ which is said to be that day in the year when we all feel a little lower than usual. As students, we have just made it through exam week and are starting a new semester. Feeling motivated for an exciting, fresh start, right? Well, this is not always the case. Here are my top tips on staying positive this Blue Monday (and any other time you’re feeling down).
For many students, studying is the last thing they want to think about over Christmas, understandably. The Autumn and Winter term is a long one and Christmas is only a brief break from this. After all of the celebrating over Christmas and New Year, the January blues can creep in. Here are my top tips on overcoming the January blues and staying positive after the Christmas break.
The amount of opportunities available to you at University can be totally overwhelming. Whether it’s working part time alongside your studies, being part of a society or volunteering in your spare time – it can be difficult to juggle all the elements of a busy student lifestyle. Personally, I manage to juggle my degree, four part-time jobs and society commitments whilst at University. So if I can do it, anyone can! Here are my top 5 tips on balancing your life at University.
I like to look at every semester like a blank canvas; a chance to really get your act together and become a better version of yourself.
Maybe you didn’t quite get the grades you wanted last semester, or you’ve set a standard for yourself that you want to maintain. Whatever the reason, the new semester is your chance to make a new habit stick, be productive and really excel.
Becky was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder one year after graduating University. But addressing the stigma helped her flourish in a challenging career and reclaim her confidence once and for all.