Starting university can be a daunting experience. For many of you, this is the first time you’ll be away from home so it’s more important than ever to take care of your wellbeing to make sure your time at Trent is as good as it can be. Here’s some advice on how to do that.
Connect with others
Making friends is a huge part of your university experience and joining sports clubs and societies is a great way to meet new people who have similar interests to you. They run regular activities that give you the chance to try new things and socialise with other students. Find out more here.
Get in involved with GIAG
Our Give it a Go (GIAG) programme gives you the opportunity to take a break from your studies by getting involved in one-off events themed around fun, wellbeing and personal development. Keep up to date with all the latest events on our website.
Chat to your representatives
We have a number of representatives in place to make sure your voice is heard, including our Executive Officers. Your VP Community and Welfare is here to represent you on everything welfare related. If you have any concerns, you can find their contact details here.
Contact the Information and Advice Service (IAS)
If you’re struggling to settle into university life, you can also get in touch with our Information and Advice Service. They offer free, impartial guidance on everything from money matters to mental health and you can book an appointment with an adviser at www.trentstudents.org/advice.
For more information on the support on offer at your Students’ Union, visit www.trentstudents.org/yoursupport.