Disability & Wellbeing Service Student life

Student life is a balancing act. It's important to have a strategy for managing pressure. You should try to identify the cause of the problem, and break it down into manageable chunks. Then, locate the right support to help you to deal with the problem.

Find the right support

Healthy body, healthy mind

Studies have shown that regular exercise helps mitigate the effects of mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

More widely, exercise can be used as a preventative means of ensuring mental wellbeing. Strathclyde Sport provides facilities to follow a healthy and active lifestyle.

Money

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

Sleep

Most people need on average 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night. 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. Some people develop more lasting problems.

Student business

For information on matters relating to student business visit the Student Lifecycle page for guidance. Remember there are many departments within the University that can help you.

Exams

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 many things, including academic and immigration through the International Student Support Team. They offer general over-the-counter information and specialised drop-in sessions. In some cases, they can offer a one-to-one appointment with an Adviser.

The Advice Hub

The Advice Hub is located in Strath Union. It is the Union’s free independent advice and support centre. They can can assist you with any personal, financial, and academic problems. They can also help with stress and any queries you may have in a confidential manner.

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

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