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Student Life

Student life is a balancing act and it is important to have a strategy for managing pressure.  It is important that you identify the cause of the problem, break it down into manageable chunks and locate the right support to enable you to deal with the problem. 

Study Skills

For advice and support to help you improve your academic writing and study strategy skills make an appointment with a study skills advisor.  

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Studies have proven that there is a link between regular exercise to help mitigate the effects of mild to moderate depression and anxiety.  More widely, exercise can be used by all as a preventative means of ensuring balanced mental wellbeing. Strathclyde Sport provides facilities to follow a healthy and active lifestyle.


For advice and assistance if you are experiencing financial difficulty please contact the Funding & Financial Support Team.


Most people require on average 6 – 8 hours of sleep per night, however, during stressful times, such as during exams, losing a night’s sleep will not cause any lasting damage.  Once the pressure is off, most people return to a normal sleep pattern.  However, some people develop more lasting problems.  For more advice, Contact Us.

Student Business

For information on a range of matters relating to student business, including absence, personal circumstances and appeals visit the Student Lifecycle page for guidance. Remember there are many departments within the University that can help you.

For helpful exam tips and an overview of personal circumstances and appeals visit our Guide to Stress Free Exams, Personal Circumstances and Academic Appeals. You can access information and advice on a number of matters, including academic and immigration through the International Student Support Team. They offer general over-the-counter information; specialised drop-in sessions or, in some cases, a one-to-one appointment with an Adviser.

The Advice Hub is located on Level 7 of the Union. It is the Union’s free independent advice and support centre which can assist you with any personal, financial and academic problems, as well as helping with stress and any queries you may have in a confidential manner. Contact by email, call on 0141 567 5040 or pop in.

You can also speak to Student Health or your GP for advice and support and to help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

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