It’s important to look after your health while you’re at uni. From fresher’s flu to long term conditions.
Eating right and exercising can go a long way. OK it might be tempting to feast on takeaways and sit in front of the TV during your spare time – but it won’t be long until that lifestyle takes its toll!
Taking just 30 minutes out of your day to exercise, 3 times a week can help to make you feel happier, stronger and less tired - essential for getting through your studies! And you don't have to spend a fortune on gym memberships - you could take a walk (or run) or do some exercises in your accommodation (there are plenty of fitness routines on youtube rather than buying a workout DVD).
In case you do become ill during your time here, it's important that you register with a GP when you arrive. You can search for local health services, including GP surgeries, here.
If you don’t want to make an appointment to see a doctor, but need some advice or medicine for minor ailments, you can always talk to a pharmacist – the closest one to campus is in Boots on Plas Coch.
In a medical emergency, you should call 999 or go to A&E. Please only use these services in life-threatening situations such as if you or someone you’re with has difficulty in breathing; heavy blood loss; serious injury or severe burns.
If you have a long term condition or disability that you feel you might need extra support with at uni, visit the ‘your disability’ section.
Mental health problems are as one of the most common reasons for students withdrawing from university courses in the UK.
Here at WGU, you don’t have to feel like you’re on your own. We’re 100% committed to working with students who may experience mental health difficulties to help them reach their full potential.
Mental health problems can often affect thinking, emotions and behaviour, making uni life difficult to deal with. If you ever feel like you need some support, or just want to discuss your mental health we can offer a range of things to help, like:
- Mental Health Mentoring
- One-to-one tutor support
- Learning Support Assistant help
- Individual examination arrangements
- Help with Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) applications
- Counselling (plus access to support networks, self-help materials and information guides)
If you’d like to speak to someone about your mental health, visit the 3rd floor of the Edward Llwyd Centre - or you can book an appointment to see a counsellor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org