University of Bristol Welcome from Undergraduate Education Officer Hillary


Although you’re independent at university, it does not mean that you are alone. Look after yourself and those around you. University is probably the biggest transition of your life so far, it was for me. The idea of being so independent
was completely alien to me. It is a significant time where you learn so much
about yourself and begin the process of becoming the person you want to be. As exciting as this is, it is important that
you take stock of how you are. It’s ok not to be ok, you don’t have to be put together or completely figured out. What’s important is that you are taking it
all at your own pace and doing what you need to do to make
sure that you are safe and well. Although you’re independent at university, it does not mean that you are alone. Reach out to people if you need support. The university is always working on making sure that
they have services available for everyone. Be aware of those around you. If someone
looks like they’re struggling or just having a bad day, just be there for them, talk to them, find an activity you can do together. No one should be left lonely. Making sure everybody’s ok is everybody’s business.

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