Being a student is an exciting time of your life, but we at the Student Advice Centre understand that it can also include challenges and issues you might not be prepared for.
Living as a student can be demanding, stressful and challenging at times. It might be your first time away from home, or you might be an international student. It can be difficult to settle in, finding the balance between studying and socializing, as well as living away from home.
Finding housing can be a stressful experience. You might not be familiar with the different areas in Newcastle, or you might not know anyone to share it with. “Where am I going to live? Who am I going to live with? Can I afford this?” These are all questions that will cross your mind.
Financial issues will often occur in the process of finding housing, and it can be challenging for many. If you are living on your own for the first time, prioritizing and budgeting might not be something you are familiar with. Struggling financially is something that can worry you a lot, and have a clear effect on your wellbeing as a student.
Mental health issues are something we take very seriously, and even though it might be a subject some people are more reserved on, it is no less important to address. Mental health is important to maintain, and maybe even more so, in your student years.
Academic issues will often occur over the duration of your student-days as well. You might be considering changing course; you might struggle with time-management or you might find the results of your assignments and achievements lower than expected.
Life as a student can include many “ups and downs”, and at times, you may feel a little overwhelmed. We believe it is important that you have someone to talk to, if you find yourself in this situation. Many changes and challenges are presented to you over a short period, and it is important that you can get some guidance and support, if needed.
Don´t wait until your issues or problems get too big! Whether it is financial issues, housing, mental health or just questions in general – we are here when you need us. Book a telephone or skype appointment with us.
To book an appointment with our Student Advice Centre, visit our webpage at
https://www.nusu.co.uk/support/sac/, call us on 0191 239 3979, or pop in for a quick chat at our NUSU office.