It's great to hear you are already thinking about your physical and mental health during Welcome. The start of a university year is a busy time, but it's also a great time to start some new good habits.
Here are our top tips for Welcome self-care:
1. Take regular breaks
Taking time away from your studies is good for you. It helps you find balance and provides time to reflect on how things are going. It is easier to think clearly when you take a break; it can help you feel more grounded and present, and will support your learning.
2. Get some fresh air
Sheffield is a green city and you're never far from a tree. Looking to get outside of your home or university building and find some nature? We recommend exploring Norfolk Park and the Botanical Gardens.
3. Drink water
We have plenty of free water fountains across campus! The NHS suggest drinking 6-8 glasses a day.
4. Connect with people
We specialise in creating student communities to help you make mates for life and feel you have a place to belong. Check out our events and what societies you can get involved in.
5. Find out who can support you
Knowing who can help you before you need it can be really useful. Find out more about Hallam Students' Union services and University services.
6. Stay safe
If you are in a new place with new people, make sure you have everything to keep yourself safe. Have you got enough money to get home if you need to? Have you considered how you will look after yourself in all situations? Your SU is here to represent your issues and we know safety is a concern - that's why we run an anti-spiking campaign and work with local taxi company City Taxis to offer a Safe Taxi Scheme.