University can be a balancing act for most of us. But for those who attend university having taken on the extraordinary responsibility of raising children, how much more so! The already challenging balancing act becomes more of a juggling act , “throwing everything up into the air and just trying to catch what you can, when you can” – in the words of Sarah O’Hara, a final year wolves student (full-time) of Business Management and mother of two.
Keeping healthy at uni is not so easy. The variable, often busy and sometimes chaotic schedule of an average student’s week, can really mess with your diet, sleep pattern AND exercise schedule. But it is hugely important to keep healthy, both to improve academic performance, and for general well-being - both physical and mental. So here are some questions you can ask yourself regarding your health, and tips to help improve/maintain it!
Student life can be a busy and stressful experience. IF you let it get on top of you. With so much to worry about like exams, assignment deadlines, finances and future employment, it can sometimes be easy for stress to build up and get the better of you. See our top tips written just for you for when that happens!
The University of Wolverhampton has a diverse population of students – and some face certain mental health challenges.
Social anxiety is one of the most common anxiety disorders. According to nhs.uk, it is "much more than ‘shyness’. It can be intense fear and anxiety over simple everyday activities.”
This type of disorder can be “complex” and have “a disruptive or disabling impact on a person's life. It can severely affect a person's confidence and self-esteem, interfere with relationships
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