Thriving as a student

© Lasse Martinussen

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Life as a student can be intense. For this reason, many students find that at some point during their studies, the pressure on them becomes great enough to impact their well-being.

DM can help you make some of the tougher decisions when it comes to your career, whether you have questions about student jobs, student life or life after university. Questions can vary from practical job searching to mental health issues connected to your career or life as a student.

What should you do if you aren't thriving?

If your well-being suffers for an extended period of time, it's important to take this seriously and talk with someone about what you're experiencing. Maybe you don't have close relationships with your classmates, or maybe you don't want to involve them in your situation. Fortunately, there are others you can turn to. The counsellors for your course of study are likely a good place to start. They'll also be able to inform you of any exceptions or issues with student grants that might crop up if the challenges you're facing have the potential to prolong the time you spend at university.

Discussyour situation with someone else

The most important thing is that you talk to someone. If you have no clue where to turn, you can always contact us. We'll help you to understand the challenges you're facing and advise you of any other places you can go to get the support you need.

What signs should you look out for?

Pay attention if a general sense of dissatisfaction or displeasure spreads out from a single project or subject to a greater portion of your student life, and if it's hard to see any real end to it; for example, as you could with an upcoming exam. You might notice that you withdraw from social activities, and you might suddenly have trouble sleeping or experience similar issues. It's important that you take these signs seriously and talk about them with someone.

Your union can help you move forward

If you're wondering and worrying about how you can use your education once you've completed your studies, and how you'll enter the labour market at that time, talking to your union can be a good idea. At DM we’ve gathered concrete insight into what it takes to get your career off to a good start, and we want to share that to help you move forward with a feeling of security.

Contact DM

You can always contact DM if you find that your well-being is suffering and having a negative impact on your studies.

Become a member

Become a member of DM and MA to get help and advice if you feel that the quality of your learning environment is poor, or if you're having a hard time managing the pressure of your work.