New Students

Manage your wellbeing

As you prepare to start your studies at university, you may be excited and also a bit apprehensive. Evidence suggests that the following five steps can improve your mental wellbeing. If you try them, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.

Engaging with these steps before you arrive will help you to think about what wellbeing means to you now, how you deal with challenges, and how you will engage with your own wellbeing while at the University.


Connecting with the people around you, in person or online, is important for your wellbeing. Find out how to contact a student support officer, the Student Disability Service, the Residence Life Team, your representatives or meet people at events.

Be active

Keeping active plays a key role in both your physical and mental wellbeing. We have plenty of opportunities and activity pages to explore, and there is something for everyone to try new things and lift your energy.

Take notice

It is important to be mindful and keep an awareness of the present moment. If studying at home, take time to plan your day ahead and settle into your study space. Take notice of your surroundings, your feelings and the world around you.

Keep learning

We offer a range of workshops, short courses and webinars to encourage the personal and academic growth of our students. You can also access our Careers Service for support and guidance on how to build new skills for your future career.


Giving, however big or small, can be incredibly rewarding and creates a connection with the people around you. Find out how you can volunteer and support people in your community.