It is vital to manage your wellbeing while at university in order to make the most of your time here. As well as keeping happy and healthy, looking after yourself will give yourself the best chance of achieving your academic potential.
One University of Brighton student described wellbeing as
‘being physically and mentally healthy, for example being able to cope with university work while also balancing some leisure time, exercise, a healthy diet and maintaining relationships with friends and family outside of university.’
Learning to manage your wellbeing while studying is an essential life skill which will also help you in your life and work after graduation. See our advice and top tips from current students on:
There are a number of adjustments that need to be made when beginning your time at university. You have to deal with a new environment, maybe leaving home, or living in halls, adapting your domestic duties and responsibilities, changes in relationship with friends and family, new relationships, health issues, and the academic challenges.
Whatever you do, do not let your problems go on until your academic performance falls apart; please talk to a member of staff if you are experiencing problems.
Top tips that existing Brighton students suggest to manage wellbeing whilst studying:
Contact your Student Support and Guidance Tutor
Useful links on health and wellbeing