Your degree or research is a marathon, not a sprint. Balance and sustainability are key, so that you can be well enough to do the things you are passionate about.
Mental health issues are common among students, and there is an extensive support network of staff and fellow students able to help with a wide range of issues.
Too many of us deal with psychological-health issues on our own, but we don't have to. In this TED Talk, Guy Winch talks about how we can and should take care of our emotions and our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies. Mental health can also often be misunderstood.
Discover advice on how to tackle your personal issues
Having very high standards can be a helpful motivator, but can become problematic with the style and nature of work at university.
Stress and anxiety
Pressure can be helpful in order to motivate you to do your best, but pressure can turn into stress when you feel unable to cope.
Anyone can feel homesick, whether you are thousands of miles from home, or an hour from home.
Depression and low mood
Depression is an illness with a range of symptoms, and it is important to get treatment and support to get you on the road to recovery.
Isolation and loneliness
University is a big life change, and it can take time to make friends and settle in to this new environment.