Peace of mind with student wellbeing

For many students, university can be a difficult time, but not just in the academic sense, mental health can also be under pressure for a multitude of reasons. Most students will be moving away from home and being placed amongst many new people, learning new skills and gaining a workload for the first time. It…

Stress busters

Stress. One of the most used words in a student’s vocabulary. I cannot even remember a time before I was stressed, to be honest, and that’s not exaggerating. I normally work solidly without giving myself a chance to relax, and by the end of a term I would feel really low because I had gotten…

8 tips to help you fall asleep

With the typical stress levels and daily pressures that come with a university workload, it can be difficult to switch your brain off at the end of the day. Stray thoughts can make it hard to go to sleep, leaving you wide awake and wondering if you should just give up and do something with…

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…

Dealing with exam anxiety

It’s the time of the year that we all dread. Exam season. For some of us, this will be our first attempt at a university exam, for others our last. But no matter where we are in our academic journey, we are all stressed out. Exam anxiety is, unfortunately, a normal part of university life…

How to have a harmonious flat

It can be stressful moving away from home. You have to shop for yourself, cook for yourself, wash your own clothes and even do your own washing up! Even if these things aren’t completely new to you, it’s likely you leant on your mum and dad to do them occasionally when the going got tough. I…

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.