Thriving as a student

DM og MA

© Lasse Martinussen

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Life as a student can be intense. For this reason, many students find that the pressure on them becomes great enough to impact their well-being in the long run.

At DM, we can help you make some of the tougher decisions concerning your career. That is whether you have questions about student jobs, student life or life after university. Questions can vary from practical job searching to mental health issues linked to your career or life as a student.

What should you do if you aren't doing well?

If your well-being is threatened for an extended period of time, it's important to take it seriously and talk with someone about what you're going through. 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 student counsellors at the department of your education are a good place to start. They'll also be able to inform you of any exceptions or issues with student grants that might be relevant if the challenges you're facing, have the potential to prolong the time you spend at university.

Discuss your 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 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 with someone about them.

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 job market at that time, reaching out 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 feel that your well-being is threatened and negatively impacting 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 work pressure.