It can feel so isolating in such a large university, but when we take a look around, we can realise that everybody is going through the same whirlwind as us. We can find beauty in sharing our difficult experiences. I hope this article inspires you to start up a tough conversation with your friends, smile at a stranger, or whisper a few encouraging words to yourself when things feel a bit much.
King’s is here to help
Aside from the people in our personal lives, there is so much support that King’s offers students. First of all is the use of our personal tutors, an assigned member of staff there to support you from the start to the very end of your degree (available for both UG and PGT students).
It can often feel daunting reaching out to members of staff for help, but they are there for a reason and it can be extremely beneficial to lean on them. By having someone in the university aware of any issues you are having, they can point you in the right direction to get help and ease any of the issues you may encounter.
Additionally, King’s offers an amazing free counselling service, with weekly sessions for students. As someone who has benefited from the service, I wholeheartedly recommend you check it out.