Freshers week – how to enjoy it Covid style
Starting university is rarely easy for students, traditionally freshers week is one of the most talked-about social gatherings. Meeting new friends, getting to grips with your course, and moving away from home for the first time are all challenges. This is where freshers week came in, to help ease the transition and get social! And this iconic celebration is usually a chance to make friends and learn more about your course, campus, and clubs. However, this year things will look slightly different thanks to Covid, so here’s what to expect…
Safety first for freshers week
Most universities are putting measures in place to protect students and staff against the threat of coronavirus. And although this year will be very different, there will still be a chance to enjoy freshers week. With social distancing still in place, this has enabled bars on, and off-campus to open safely. There aren’t quite the alcohol-fuelled partying students will be used to, but at least there is some level of interaction. Some students feel that they’ve missed out on clubbing and meeting more people in their first few weeks. But for those who have been in isolation, meeting new people has been fun – even on a smaller scale.
Managing students mental health
University can be particularly challenging on students’ mental health. And with only 27% of students feeling that their university provides adequate mental health support, starting university can be even more challenging. This is why universities across the country have put measures in place to ensure any existing students or newcomers are able to feel supported. All universities will have support in place to help with any anxiety or issues around starting back in September. Make sure you contact your university directly to see how they can support you in the new term.
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