I’ve found that navigating through everything and striking a healthy work-life balance is so important, but it takes time. From getting adjusted to a new course, getting familiarised with new classmates to academic writing, and even worries about the future, starting a new course can be tricky, and it’s okay not to have an immediate long-term plan.
The Skills@Library service offers one-to-one support on topics including academic writing, finding information, and referencing. The University of Leeds Careers Centre is another excellent service that helps with employability skills and exploring career options (to help you with that plan!). They’re very accessible, and you can book an appointment online.
LUU also offers the Student Counselling and Wellbeing service, which provides disability support, student counselling, and help from a dedicated mental health team. From here, you can access a range of free, confidential support suited to your personal and academic needs. My advice is to never be afraid to ask for help – there’s always a solution.