When you’re at uni, especially if you’re a fresher, it can be easy to end up in the bubble of uni life. This isn’t a bad thing, but it is important to remember that there is a life outside of uni! The best thing I can recommend if you’re feeling a little bubbly is to check in with people.

Check in with your hometown.

Keeping in contact with those back home is important – if not for your sanity, then for the sanity of your family! Every now and then try to drop them a text or give them a call to let them know how things are going and catch up on what’s happening in their lives. As well as bursting the bubble of uni a bit, it has the added bonus of offering a bit of home comfort.

Check in with your classmates.

If you get a bit of homesickness, stress or anxiety being away from home for the first time, you won’t be the only one. Why not speak to some of your uni friends and see how they’re doing? Or tell them how you’re feeling? Most will understand.

Check in with staff.

You’ll have a personal tutor, module tutors andirons you need them there’s normally some sort of extra support staff within the university. Your health and wellbeing are as important as your work, so if you’re struggling tell someone! You can normally arrange a meeting over email quite easily.

Check in with yourself.

Possibly most important is checking in with yourself. How are you doing? How’s your balance of work and play? Do you need more sleep and are you eating enough? Are you managing your money? It can be tempting to ignore this stuff but it’s much better in the long run if you don’t.

So what am I saying? Don’t just go with the flow, make sure you’re checking in with people and managing all aspects of your life!

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