Certain points in the academic year often generate heightened emotion, for example:

  • Stress during exam periods or when completing a dissertation
  • Conflict about choosing flatmates
  • Establishing routines in shared housing
  • Applying for work placements, jobs or advanced courses of study
  • Vacations can be lonely for students who are unable to return home if most of their peers do and activities on campus are limited

Select here for what to do if students confide in you about such situations, or you notice they seem to be struggling.

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Certain points in the academic year often generate heightened emotion, for example:

  • Stress during exam periods or when completing a dissertation
  • Conflict about choosing flatmates
  • Establishing routines in shared housing
  • Applying for work placements, jobs or advanced courses of study
  • Vacations can be lonely for students who are unable to return home if most of their peers do and activities on campus are limited

If students confide in you about such situations, or you notice they seem to be struggling, talking to them about their experience can be helpful and enable you to gauge whether the intensity of their response suggests there might be a problem. Being aware of provision within your university to assist students at these key times, such as events in Freshers’ Week; exam stress workshops, careers fairs and social activities offered during vacations can be useful. The Students' Union, Chaplaincy, Careers Centre and Counselling/Wellbeing Service may organise provision of this kind and publicise it on their websites.

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