When it all gets a bit much…

It’s understandable for first-years to get homesick as it is probably their first time staying away from home and you’re in a usual place with people you don’t know, but I just want to let you know it is okay to feel sad and homesick when you are in other years too. One of my…

Homesickness and your journey with mental health

One aspect of first year that secretly affects most of the student population is, unfortunately, homesickness. Although it’s expected to a certain extent, it can affect some more than others and is seldom talked about. What should you expect? How can you get through it? Is there anyone on campus to talk to? After a…

The first steps to making uni your home

It’s arguable that settling in and being comfortable is one of the most important parts of enjoying your life at uni. Your first few days can set you up for your first few weeks, so it’s worth making them count. For me, the friends I made during Freshers and everyone I’ve met because of them…

4 top tips if you’re homesick

University is a unique experience for everyone and for some it’s the first time properly being away from home. Many people think being away from home is the best thing ever but some people, like myself, miss home a great deal.