As you will be working from your desk on a regular basis, it's important that you find a good place to work. Make sure you find a quiet place with a good internet connection, access to power sources, and free from any unnecessary distractions.

You should try to make sure that your workspace has sufficient light, ventilation and no trailing cords so that you are working in the most comfortable environment possible.

You should contact your Department or Supervisor to find out about your desk arrangements on campus.

It is advised you complete an online computer health & safety assessment for your workstation.

It is also worth familiarising with all the relevant tools and websites which may be used as part of your research degree and ensuring that any software needed to use is up to date. You can contact ICT if you need help.

More information about the tools you may be using to communicate and collaborate with your peers and supervisors can be found here.

It is also important to stay hydrated, have a supply of healthy snacks and ensure that you are taking regular breaks to maintain your focus. During your breaks, try some simple Workstation Exercises or connect with your friends and family online or on the phone.

For tip on how to stay healthy and safe when working remotely visit the Occupational Health.

For more support on maintaining your wellbeing visit the Student Support Zone.