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    Managing your workload

    A new course can mean an increase in workload. It might also be the first time you're given the freedom to manage your own workload (this can be trickier than it sounds!).

    If you're starting a college or university course, the workload is probably going to be heavier than you're used to. Managing your time effectively is really important - it will help you make it easier on yourself and be way less stressful. You can try things like creating a time planner, finding a study technique that works for you, and making sure you're balancing any employment you have with your studies and other activities.

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    Are you struggling to fit in?

    Starting a new course can be overwhelming. New people, new studies, and potentially a new location are daunting for many people.

    If you're struggling to fit in on your new course, there are ways you can get the support and boost you need. First and foremost, know that you're not alone. It might not be widely spoken about, but others will share your feelings. Adjusting to a new way of life takes time and effort. Figure out where you feel like you don't fit in - is it academically or socially, for example. Then, look for ways that might help you - could you join a club, look for a meetup of likeminded people, get involved in the student union? Don't be afraid to talk to your teachers or professors. And always be yourself!

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    Mental health & emotional wellbeing

    Sub-header: It's important that you take care of your mental health and emotional wellbeing, especially at a time when you're starting something new and might be facing different situations than you've experienced before.

    There is plenty of support out there if you feel you are experiencing mental health issues. In fact, any student who is facing new challenges could benefit from talking to someone. The NHS offers some great advice on what to do if you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, and they'll also point you in the right direction for where to find help. Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity, also has lots of helpful resources.

Help on & off-campus

As a student, it's important to have all the support you need both on your course and outside it.

While your course provider should give you the right level of support for your studies, it's also important to get support when you're off-campus. Most schools, colleges, and universities offer schemes which help you meet new people, find a mentor, ask questions to student support officers, and generally settle into your new way of life. It's a good idea to check your course provider's website and social media channels to find out about the schemes they run. There are often lots of clubs and sports you can get involved in, and plenty of activities and events organised by student unions.

Managing your workload

A new course can mean an increase in workload. It might also be the first time you're given the freedom to manage your own workload (this can be trickier than it sounds!).

If you're starting a college or university course, the workload is probably going to be heavier than you're used to. Managing your time effectively is really important - it will help you make it easier on yourself and be way less stressful. You can try things like creating a time planner, finding a study technique that works for you, and making sure you're balancing any employment you have with your studies and other activities.

Are you struggling to fit in?

Starting a new course can be overwhelming. New people, new studies, and potentially a new location are daunting for many people.

If you're struggling to fit in on your new course, there are ways you can get the support and boost you need. First and foremost, know that you're not alone. It might not be widely spoken about, but others will share your feelings. Adjusting to a new way of life takes time and effort. Figure out where you feel like you don't fit in - is it academically or socially, for example. Then, look for ways that might help you - could you join a club, look for a meetup of likeminded people, get involved in the student union? Don't be afraid to talk to your teachers or professors. And always be yourself!

Mental health & emotional wellbeing

Sub-header: It's important that you take care of your mental health and emotional wellbeing, especially at a time when you're starting something new and might be facing different situations than you've experienced before.

There is plenty of support out there if you feel you are experiencing mental health issues. In fact, any student who is facing new challenges could benefit from talking to someone. The NHS offers some great advice on what to do if you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, and they'll also point you in the right direction for where to find help. Student Minds, the UK's student mental health charity, also has lots of helpful resources.

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