Many students feel homesick when they first come to university. Whether it is your first time away from home or not,it can feel daunting adapting to a new home, new city, new academic environment and new roommates even if you are also really excited about the new challenges University will bring. This is perfectly normal and if you are having feelings of being homesick, you may find the following links helpful:
If your feeling homesick, you are definitely not alone. Watch this video to hear John’s personal story of moving away from home and his tips to help you settle and feel more comfortable in your new surroundings –
Use this link to go to Save the Student’s website which offers 9 ways to deal with homesickness: http://www.savethestudent.org/international-students/tips-to-deal-with-home-sickness.html
Watch this TED Talks video by Susan Matt if you would like to understand the History of Homesickness:
Understanding and managing Homesickness. This website is aimed at under 25’s and has access to chat rooms – http://www.themix.org.uk/work-and-study/student-life/homesickness-1503.html
The top 8 apps to help you to overcome homesickness – https://kwiksure.com/blog/top-8-apps-to-beat-homesickness/
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The chaplaincy can put you in touch with different groups and organisations, both religious and non-, which could give you the opportunity to meet new people or connect with others who are like-minded. See our Chaplaincy page for details on everything our Chaplaincy offers, or contact our Chaplain for a cuppa and a chat.