Hello and welcome to another update from the Nottingham College Student Wellbeing team.
Well, we have had a couple of weeks working from home, and are starting to adjust to a new kind of normal. It's had ups and downs, but we are settling into a routine now, and hope you are too!
Whether you’re a student of ours, or thinking about joining the College, we hope you enjoy your Easter break and take some time to relax. We’ve put together some tips for over the break and beyond, including some from our current students!
Here is a simple but really important tip we found from the Stress Management Society. It’s an oldie but a goodie:
Try to look after yourself from the inside out. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water helps to keep a clear head and reduce feelings of anxiety.
Tea and coffee also have high levels of caffeine which can make you feel on edge, so try limiting yourself to 2 or 3 cups a day and drinking fruit teas or hot water with lemon to stay calmer.
Some of our students have already shared some of their own hints that they have found works for them:
Online socialising is one of the important things do during self-isolation, Keep in touch with friends and family. You should not be on your own during the pandemic!— Henry Icke
You can [go and] do one [session of] exercise per day, it could be walking, jogging or even running, so make the most of it!— Chloe Richards
During this time more than ever, we are using technology, social media and various apps to stay engaged which is great.
However, we wanted to remind you to stay safe online. There are lots of scams and fake news going around — if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Remember only to get information from trusted sources Full Fact is a trusted website to check information out.
Extra info for our current students
If you are one of our students and you’re concerned about something that is happening online, remember you can access advice on support on the Wellbeing Hub on the student intranet, or speak to your Achievement Coach who can help.
It’s really important that you keep in touch with your tutor and Achievement Coach, not only so we can help you with your learning, but to check in on your wellbeing, so please make sure you keep in touch!