It’s been a rollercoaster ride this year, with lots of challenges thrown your way. But fret not - we are here for you. We’d like to take this time to introduce our ‘Together, Wherever’ campaign.
We know that your daily lives may have changed slightly (or quite a bit!) but we wanted to reach out and let you know that we are here - together, wherever.
Whether you are isolating in halls or are a distanced learner - we have tonnes of great resources available to help you stay connected. That might mean talking to your courses Student Rep to give feed back on your academic experience or finding out about student events that have moved online.
In the mean time, look out for one another and take care. We’re in this together, wherever.
The SU, We’ve Got Your Back.
Take a Break
The pandemic has been hard on all of us, and we have all found ourselves feeling either isolated or bored at some point over the past year. The most important thing we must all remember to do is take a break everyone once in a while.
Out of ideas? We've created an entire hub of resources aiming to keep you busy and entertained, ranging from taking virtual tours of Englands top attractions to amazing interactive events you can stream from your bedroom!
Free Interactive Events with Native
As this year looks different, and face to face events are limited, we have joined forces with Native to bring you a one stop shop of virtual activities and events to offer safe ways for you to meet people, try new things, and have some fun - and all from the comfort on your own living spaces.
Grab a cuppa and cosy spot and have your laptop or phone to hand - it's time to find out more about virtual pub quizzes, crafternoons, speed mate-ing and the endless list of other opportunities available for you to get stuck in to.
Student-led Together, Wherever Events
As part of our #SUTogetherWherever campaign, student groups have put together a series of exciting events to keep you entertained beyond the end of term. Check them out below:
Fancy a chat?
As part of our #SUTogetherWherever campaign we want to let you know that we really are here to lend an ear or two.
Your SU Presidents will be available for an informal chat with any student who would like a natter over the phone. A simple conversation with someone can be such a great way to take some time out and break up the day. The SU Presidents are also a pretty friendly bunch who could talk until the cows come home…
We promised a hub of everything you may need during this hard time, and here it is. Below you can find answers and support for a whole host of issues!
Drugs & Alcohol Financial Hardship Housing
Mental Health & Wellbeing Problems in the Community
Sexual Health & Consent Hate Crimes Faith & Liberation
Disability & Learning Difficulties
The SU Advice Service
The Advice Service delivers free, confidential, impartial advice and guidance to all University of Exeter Cornwall Campus students and Falmouth University students.
Our advisers provide advice on a wide range of legal and university-related issues, including: Finance, Accommodation and Housing, Academic Support and more!
Please remember that our advisors will be away over the Christmas Break (Wednesday 23rd December - Sunday 3rd January 2021)! For urgent issues, the signposting above provides services that will be open over Christmas.
Together Wherever FAQ's
Where can I find the most up to date Corona Virus information?
How can I look after my mental health & wellbeing?
Looking after YOU
This has never happened before, so it’s okay if you’re not being the most productive human in the history of the world - even just getting out of bed is a massive step. The most important thing you can do during this time is to look after your mental health.
The news can be scary, so think about how long you’re spending reading it. If you’re finding that social media and the news is making you feel anxious, then consider taking time away from it or give yourself a set time to check the news each day.
Reimagine and stick to a daily routine – even just getting out of bed at the same time every day will help to create some stability. This routine won’t look like a typical day out of lockdown, and that’s okay.
Try to continue activities that you enjoy – if you’re used to attending a society every week, see if they’re running any events online. Or if you love going to the gym, try out some home workouts.
Get fresh air regularly – if you can, push yourself to go for your daily outing, staying at home all day can seem all-too-tempting, but the more you get outside the better you’ll feel. If not, even just opening the windows will help!
Be kind to yourself – there are so many unknowns at the moment, so feeling anxious, scared, sad or angry are all normal emotions. Give yourself some slack – no-one’s expecting you to keep up your normal life patterns.
Embed time bound activities into your day – whether its promising to call a friend or family member at a certain time, or joining a live class. This will help you prioritise your work, keep to deadlines and limit procrastination.
Create a workspace that you feel comfortable in and will enjoy studying in – adding plants, stationary and your favourite course content will help get you in the zone
Plan out your study goals for the day, or the week, or even the month – different timescales will work for different people, so try them all out and see which feels right and don’t forget to make sure that they’re realistic!
Utilise awesome web-based study techniques – from Trello Boards, to online mind-maps to checklists.
Reward yourself – studying during a pandemic, especially under lockdown, is a huge achievement! If you’ve managed to get just even some of your work done, then celebrate that with something you enjoy.
The SU has tonnes of resources on mental health and wellbeing. Check out the links below and remember that you can use the Uni Wellbeing App as well as book an appointment with our Advice Team.
Mental Health Resources
Physical Health Resources