When you think about starting university, you expect to be filled with excitement about what the next three or four years of your life will be like. But you may still be nervous so to help we've put together some common concerns from students and how to deal with them.
Time to Talk Day 2020.
Thursday 6th February marked Time to Talk Day. A chance for everyone to be more open about mental health. A chance: To talk, to listen, to change lives.
The day is all about encouraging people to have a conversation about mental health. The day tries to bring the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems. Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So, by getting people talking about mental health we can help break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that can and does affect us all.
As part of our commitment to the health and wellbeing of all students living in our student accommodation, we asked all our locations to take part in Time to Talk Day. To borrow a well-known marketing slogan, we got our sites to get a load of KitKat’s and encouraged our students to ‘Have a Break – Have a KitKat’ on Host. Here are a few images of how our sites participated in the day.
Struggling and want to talk?
Talk with your friends, family, whoever, just be open and don’t be afraid to speak out. Remember, you’re never alone and your university will have a student health service, they are there to help you whenever you need to talk or for anything and everything. Don’t want to speak in person? Try one of these free services:
Tel: 0300 304 7000
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Sharing your student experience with other people can be fun, exciting and rewarding. To ensure it stays that way, here are some helpful tips you can follow to be the best flatmate possible. It's pretty simple.
We've updated our getting ready for uni blog, and we've split our tips into different parts so that we can bring you all the details you will need over the next few months as you prepare for September and move in day.