It’s almost a week into the exam period and we hope it’s going very well. You need to look after yourself during this time, and if you need any exam stress help you can look at our previous article entry.

During this final entry, we will be giving you some guidance on how to look after yourselves. We will be hearing from the Health and Wellbeing Team who want to hear from you if things aren’t going so well.

“We hope that your break has been filled with opportunities to make friends and develop relationships, achieve academic success and progression, and that you’ve been looking forward to the month of January.

But we recognise that University is not necessarily always plain-sailing for everybody. The last few months may have been stressful for you. There may have been things you didn’t expect to happen. You may have had questions and you may have faced some doubts. You may have faced hardship or bad news. University may not have met all of your expectations.

Whatever your experience has been of University to date, it’s important to look after yourself on your return.

If you’ve had the best time of your life so far, tell someone; everyone loves a good news story!

Equally, if things haven’t been great and have impacted on your wellbeing, tell us and we’ll do whatever we can to help.

We want to remind you that we are here for you and there are always options available to you. Please have a look on the University’s website ( for more details.

You can also send an email to and the team will respond to you as soon as possible.”

As well as this, The ResLife Team will be giving you some advice on what to do if your first trimester in your accommodation hasn’t gone so well

“Can you believe you’re into your second semester of University? Neither can we!

It only feels like yesterday we moved you all in. At this point, you’re probably thinking about where you’re going to live next year.

Please don’t rush! There’s plenty of places for you to move into next year, and don’t feel like you have to move in with the first person you met when you got here! Make sure you have a strong friendship group if you decide to move in with friends. If you want to stay where you are, you can apply to come back next year. Applications are open for continuing students already!

We are always happy to help with anything from noise complaints in your accommodation, to pastoral support. You can reach us on

We wish you all the success with your exams this year.”

We hope all of these entries over this Winter Break have helped you all in some way.

If you would like to view the full version of the Winter Break Booklet, you can find this at .