To our Postgraduate Community who are continuing with your studies this summer – best of luck and remember to allow yourself some space for rest and breaks during this time. It can be easy to fall into a pattern working non – stop for hours at a time, but taking breaks is vital both for your physical and mental health, but also to help improve things like concentration and focus when you are completing your academic work. Remember to look after yourself during this busy time, and please feel free to get in touch if you need any advice or support around this.
We know that during summer, as deadlines approach and exam results are released, feelings of stress, anxiety and worry can begin to increase. This is normal, and there are things you can do to help look after yourself.
- Try practicing breathing and relaxation techniques.
- Make sure you are getting outside each day and taking regular breaks from your work. If you would like more advice on finding a good work life balance, take a look at our self help page: Getting a Work-Life Balance
- Stay connected with friends and family. - Make sure you are eating well, keeping active and getting enough sleep.
- Remember to be kind to yourself. If your results are not what you had hoped for, try not to panic. There are always options, and your support network and tutors will be able to help you with this. You can also look at our self – help page: Managing Anxiety at Warwick
For our Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Students, we are continuing to run some of our Steps to Wellbeing sessions during July and August. These will be the Managing Stress and Anxiety session, and the Productivity and Work Life Balance Session. You can register at the link above.
Our masterclasses also continue to be available on demand here.
Wellbeing and Student Support remain open as usual throughout summer. Brief Consultations are available every Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm and can be accessed via the https://wellbeing.warwick.ac.uk/Wellbeing Portal or by dropping into us during these hours on the ground floor of Senate House.
Online support and advice are available to all Warwick students 24/7 from Togetherall.
If you would like to speak to someone at Wellbeing about this or anything else that you would like some advice on, please access the Wellbeing Portal where you can join a virtual queue for a brief consultation with adviser, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.
The following videos may prove helpful to some students to view both prior to arrival and upon arrival.
Hear from Sophie,
Meet our team member Sophie, who is here to talk you through managing your anxiety.
A new online module is now available for all Warwick students. It has been designed to improve the wellbeing literacy of students at Warwick and has been co-created by IATL Staff and Students to make sure that it can be accessible to all and geared for often time-constrained University life.
To access the Online Module on Moodle click here