If you are about to graduate for the first time I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that it is going to be an emotional time. However, beyond the expected emotions of this type of event, it can often throw up some unexpected and difficult feelings too.
I suppose my final points would be, be kind to people, you don’t know what they might be dealing with, what they have had to leave behind, or what they have escaped from. It costs nothing to be kind. Most of all though, know that there is no shame in taking a break, or even dropping out entirely if that is what is best for your mental health. It doesn’t mean you are a failure; it doesn’t mean that you have no future; it means that you are prioritising your health and wellbeing; it means that you will not become another statistic; it means that you have your entire life ahead of you.
Aaron tells of his experience of university life. Picture by: Richie Hancox Having previously shared what I did right at university, it's time for me to share what I did wrong during my time in higher education. My journey is not over just yet, but this will give you an idea of what I could … Continue reading What I Did Wrong At University – Aaron’s Experience
Photo by: Mikael Kristenson/Unsplash University students are due to return to campus for in-class lessons on May 17th. The return of university students has been pushed back repeatedly due to the fear of students transmitting the virus when they return to their term-time address. But students will finally be allowed to return to class properly … Continue reading Staying Safe When Returning To Campus
Photo by: Mikael Kristenson/Unsplash The Government today has announced that students won't be allowed to return to campus for face-to-face teaching until 17th May at the earliest. Despite calls from vice-chancellors and students across the country, the Government has ruled the return of students before the 17th of May. Which coincides with step 3 of … Continue reading Students Not Allowed To Return To Class Until 17th May At The Earliest