Support on Campus
Sorry it’s been a while – deadlines and essays have been ganging up it seems, along with revision. Today I thought I’d write a little about support services on campus.
While being here, it’s been great to know that we have so many support services available to students. I came to university thinking that it would be each person for themself, yet it has been the exact opposite.
Some of the friends I’ve made, for example, have been so supportive of things – especially such as essay stress. This has involved going to the library at odd hours, or just have a night to destress. It’s been lovely to find myself somewhere like this since my school was small and had a close-knit year, so this many people at uni worried me!
I’ve also found my personal tutor to be a great area of support during uni. He’s made it clear to us that he’s available to talk as often as he can, and scheduling a meeting every so often has allowed me to access some support on campus that I wouldn’t have otherwise gone to. Being able to just drop in for a chat or catch up is something that has been so useful to do, and another invaluable area!
Finally, two other services on campus are Nightline and the Wellbeing drop in service (part of Student Support). The Well-Being drop in is available in University House, open 4 weekdays (bar tuesday). Nightline is open every night between 9pm-9am. Both services are available for drop in – the WellBeing support offers 25 minutes and a staff member with the support services while Nightline tends to be student led. Both services, as people have said, have helped them in different ways with things that have happened!
Obviously, each person goes through their own worries and issues at university, but it has been so reassuring knowing that these options are around and that people are here to help. There are bound to be more around but these are the most prevalent for what I have personally experienced!
Talk to you soon!