As a result of spending most months of the year studying, many university students can feel an immense pressure during the summer break to take all the paid work that they can. But how can students balance summer jobs with the need to maintain studies, while also finding time to relax? This blog explores the ups and downs of summer jobs, and the real impact of balancing student life with financial stability.Continue reading “The Ups and Downs of Summer Jobs”
From tips to help you develop a healthy routine, to the benefits of yoga during exam season; the study blog has many posts to help you boost your wellbeing throughout term three and beyond. The exam season, however, is a particularly challenging and stressful period of study, which many students find leads to increased stress, sleep deprivation and low mood. If you’re feeling any of these emotions, it’s important to know you’re not alone.
While you might not feel comfortable sitting down with friends to discuss recent challenges and how you’ve been feeling, there are other resources and services you can access to help improve your mental health and wellbeing. This post tries to pick out some specific channels and services you might not have thought of or seen before, so that hopefully you can find something that works for you!Continue reading “Wellbeing Resources: The Key to Avoiding Burnout in Term Three”
It’s surprising how common rejection and disappointment can be to student life. This can happen with jobs, grades, extracurricular activities, or even taking into account the effects of the pandemic. Read this post for practical tips for combating rejection in student life.Continue reading “Managing Rejection and Disappointment: The Student Experience”
Contrary to popular belief, yoga isn’t all about toned women in fancy leggings contorting themselves into awkward shapes in a cloud of incense and soothing music. Yoga is for everyone, and that includes students. No matter what gender you identify as, size of clothing you wear, or level of flexibility you have, yoga can be used to take a break, get some exercise and tend to your body and mind. As Easter has come and gone and exams loom, this is the perfect time to fit some yoga into your routine and use it to help supplement your studies.Continue reading “Take a breather! Using yoga to supplement your studies”
Emma Worrall breaks down her experience of switching from an anything goes student lifestyle to keeping to office hours, and how this may be the secret to that elusive work-life balance.Continue reading “Should you treat studying like a 9-5 job?”
‘Imposter Syndrome’ is defined by Warwick’s Wellbeing Service as “a psychological phenomenon in which people doubt their accomplishments…and fear being exposed as a ‘fraud’, despite evident success or external proof of competence”. These fears are felt by countless students across the globe, but can feel incredibly isolating. This post provides three practical tips to beat those doubts.Continue reading “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome at University”
For those who struggle with anxiety, introversion, or are just plain camera-shy, online lectures can be terrifying. University classes have always been something that we can leave on campus, but in the current pandemic they are literally invading our homes, with lecturers popping up on-screen in our private spaces to ask us questions and (more troubling) to expect answers. Now that we’re in a second lockdown, and expecting to be online until at least mid-February, here are some strategies to help you cope with the stress of being on-camera during the next term.Continue reading “On the record: dealing with camera shyness in the world of online lectures”
Do you struggle maintaining a work life balance? Has isolation made it even harder? This blog gives you tips on how to maintain your work motivation whilst still having a social life and looking after your wellbeing.
Whether you’re a fresher finding your way around library spaces or entering your final year, Study Happy programme is designed to help you make the most of your student experience. Read on to discover what we planned for the new year… By Ana Kedveš
Katie shares her personal experience about starting university whilst facing mental health problems including anxiety and depression. Through accessing some of the support services available, Katie has been able to thrive whilst at Warwick. Read about her journey here...By Katie Hall