The wellbeing guides have been written to support your understanding and a path to improvement on challenges you might be facing at University:
Settling into university life
Welcome to the University of Reading! When you arrive at university it can feel exciting and overwhelming. Whether this is the first time you are living away from home and you've travelled many miles to be here or you're local to the area - you have chosen to be a part of life at the University and to develop and grow both personally and academically. Our guide will help you navigate the start of your new journey. Download the wellbeing guide to settling in.
Procrastination is the action of unnecessarily and involuntarily delaying or postponing something despite knowing that there will be negative consequences for doing so. Read our advice on ways to support change. Download the wellbeing guide to reducing procrastination.
Most people experience stress or anxiety at some point in their lives. A small amount of anxiety can be helpful in managing a stressful situation. If anxiety appears frequently or at times when there is no clear reason, it may be time to explore what is happening. Download the wellbeing guide to managing anxiety.
Stress is very common, it can motivate us to change or achieve things, but too much stress can affect us negatively. Download the guide to read how to recognise and manage stress.
Perfectionism is often defined by the need to appear to be perfect, complicated by the idea that ‘perfect’ is achievable. Read our advice on ways to support change. Download the wellbeing guide to managing perfectionism.
Getting a good night’s sleep
Sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing. It is just as important as eating well and maintaining physical fitness. Sleep helps to restore us. You wake up feeling refreshed and focused, ready for the day ahead. Read our advice on maximising your sleep time. Download the wellbeing guide to getting a good nights sleep.
Support with bereavement
Bereavement is the experience of losing someone or something important to us. Losing something important to us can be as impactful as losing someone we love. Understand the stages of grief and how to support your recovery. Download the wellbeing guide to help with bereavement.
Coping when your country is facing a crisis
As a student from a country that may be experiencing political unrest or a natural disaster, or perhaps you have family in a country facing difficulties, our advice may help you process the varied thoughts and feelings some of which could be difficult to cope with. Download the wellbeing guide to help you with home country crisis support.
Leaving or withdrawing from University of Reading
There are various ways (and reasons) to exit or pause a course of study. In this leaflet we aim to support your decisions and enable a better experience for you. Download the wellbeing guide to leaving your course.