Dealing with homesickness

Feelings of homesickness are very common and usually subside as you begin to settle into your new life at university. Read more about how to recognise homesickness and ways to help yourself. (.pdf)

Some more tips:

  • look for clubs and societies that you might be interested in trying. You don't have to be an expert already to join, and you haven't missed out if you didn't sign up in Welcome Week - you can join during the year
  • if you're an undergraduate student, speak to your Peer Mentor about getting to know others on your course or joining clubs and societies. If you are not sure who your Peer Mentor is, contact your Department or email
  • the Residence Life team is made up of full-time staff and part-time student staff known as Residents’ Assistants (RAs). The RAs are returning students, who live on campus in University accommodation. The RAs will be a welcoming face from day one, helping you settle in and feel part of the community as well as being trained to offer support, advice and signposting
  • look for student communities that you identify with
  • meet people at the Faith Centre
  • go to University events or Students' Union events that interest you.

If you are feeling lonely and isolated, you can book a Wellbeing Appointment to speak with a member of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service (SWIS) for advice and support.

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Need help?

If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.