Course worries

If you are worried about any aspect of your course, you can talk to your Student Support Advsier. You may be worried that you have chosen the wrong course, or the wrong university for you. Don’t panic! Many students find themselves in this situation. For further information, please see shuspace

University life is, and should be challenging. You are expected to manage all aspects of your life, including your studies. It is easy to be overwhelmed at the beginning, especially if you are not used to doing things for yourself. Most students find that things feel better after a month or two with a bit of practice, advice and support from friends and the University.

Here are some tips to help you

  • Make a routine for your days, make lists, organise yourself
  • Treat study like a job
  • Learn the basic skills of independent study. Talk to learning support teams in the Learning Centres who can help you with writing essays, research, using computers and help with maths.
  • Join some clubs, societies or go to events that interest you
  • Try not to go back home at every opportunity – make a life for yourself here as a student. You can still get support from friends and family.

If you are certain this will not work for you or still feel unsettled after a couple of months or so then you should talk to someone about your options.

If you would like to talk to your Student Support Advisor you can make an appointment by visiting any of the Hallam Help Points at both campuses. You can also get in touch by Phone: 0114 225 2222 or Email: