We want to take this opportunity to remind you about the support you have available to you as a student, as well as recommend some wellbeing activities you could partake in.
The University of Exeter is hosting some great events to combat loneliness and cope with panic attacks, plus we have our usual free weekly yoga sessions as part of our ongoing Together Wherever campaign.
In our last all-student survey we asked you about your welfare struggles. You told us that you were experiencing stress and anxiety, worried about workload, feeling isolated, struggling with loneliness, and needed help with budgeting and finding part-time work. We used this feedback to create a directory of resources to support you going forwards.
Mental health and wellbeing
Our Welfare Database has a fantastic range of resources to support you, including info on how to book an appointment with the Student Support Services team, links to online services, relaxation techniques, how to get organised, coping with exam stress, and more.
We also highly recommend downloading the UniWellbeing app, which features tools to help you build healthy habits, a built-in mood tracker, podcasts, and challenges to get stuck into.
This year has been particularly hard for students financially and the Hardship Fund is available to support you with a whole range of needs, including rent, travel, and equipment.
Our Advice Team can also help you with budgeting. Check out their finance page for more info and book an appointment for a time that's convenient for you.
The StudyHub is worth bookmarking ahead of your next deadline. Packed with advice on everything from digital skills and accessibility to language and time management, they're here to help. One of our favourite resources is the Assignment Calculator, which takes your deadline date and breaks down your tasks into manageable chunks.
Quite a lot of you noted that you're worried about your career prospects, life after uni, and finding part-time work while you're studying. Remember, both Falmouth and Exeter universities have incredible careers and employability teams who are here for you all year round. They regularly host events to help you develop your skills, look for work, and have newsletters to subscribe to so you know what's available. Make sure you're signed up and reach out for additional support if you need it.
It’s been a rollercoaster ride this year, with lots of challenges thrown your way. We know that your daily lives have changed and we want to reach out and let you know that we are here for you. We're in this together - Together, Wherever.
Our Together Wherever campaign ensures that you have someone to chat to when you're feeling down, online events to engage with fellow students, plus links to advice, activities, and more.
Please keep talking to us about how you're feeling and what we can do to better support you. You can log feedback on any aspect of your student experience via ROS (the Rep Online System - now available to all students), talk to your Rep, book an advice appointment, or drop us an email. We've got your back.