Connect with others
The connections we make with other people help us feel well and help to manage stress.
In a University environment it can be easy to become disconnected from others around you, as you prioritise study ahead of social interactions.
However, connection with others is vitally important to our wellbeing. It offers social interaction, stress relief, extra support and a reason to take some time away from study (which is really important!).
Tips to connect with others:
- Smile and make eye contact
- Remember a person’s name
- Commit to spending time with people without distraction
- Be present by paying attention and listening to the person you are with
- Leave any judgement at the door and be genuinely interested in getting to know a person
- Ask questions and be open about yourself in return
- Stay connected to friends and family by following-up and making time for them
Tips for connecting at University:
- We have over 200 clubs and societies - see if there is one you connect with
- Health & Counselling services offer a number of Wellbeing groups
- Check out upcoming University Events – Sign up for the What’s On Newsletter
- Join a sports team, fitness class or the Recreation Centre