Health and well-being
Your health and well-being is important. Looking after yourself will help you get the most out of your time at university and live student life to the full. There are some simple ways to make sure you look after your well-being while you are studying:
- Make the time to do something that you enjoy.
- Try something new - you could discover a new interest or talent.
- Communicate and try not to bottle up your feelings.
- Take regular exercise and make use of NTU sports and fitness facilities.
- Make sure you get enough sleep as tiredness can affect your mood.
- Eat well, a healthy diet can help you feel better.
Managing your finances at university can cause headaches. If you need help our Financial Support Service can offer advice to reduce your money worries. Knowing how much income you are getting (from loans, grants or part-time work) and how much you are spending each month can make things easier. Use our budget calculator to help you work out your monthly costs and how much is left once the essentials are covered.
Getting involved in activities, societies and community projects at university gives you chance to try something different and meet new people. There are plenty of opportunities to be involved in university life. The Students' Union has over 70 clubs and societies covering a wide range of interests and activities. There are also a large number of volunteering projects which you can take part in, and also opportunities to help out in local schools.
Feeling safe and secure can play a big part in helping you feel at home at university. There are a few simple precautions you can take to stay safe and reduce the risk of being a victim of crime:
- Don't walk home alone, you could be an easy target for crime.
- Stay on main roads as there are more likely to be other people around and the lighting tends to be better.
- Use a reputable taxi company to make sure you get home without a problem.
- A third of burglars get in through a window, so lock doors and windows at night and when you're not in.
- Burglaries are often opportunist crimes, so storing valuables out of sight will make a thief less likely to try.
- Leave a light on when you are out so that the place looks occupied.
Our Looking After Yourself Guide has lots of useful information on staying healthy at university.