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Taking care of yourself

Your health and wellbeing are important. Make sure you are looking after yourself and everyone around you.

There is lots of guidance available for you to access. There are also a range of productivity and wellbeing tools which you may find helpful. 


It is usual to feel a bit overwhelmed in your final year because you are about to move onto another experience in some form, yet your current work is still important.

Often just knowing that it is usual to feel this way can help, and you may be able to manage your wellbeing by talking to a friend, family or trusted University staff, or by following a few tried and tested tips.   

Our Student Support and Wellbeing service has a wealth of information for you. The self-help guidance may help you understand some of the experiences you are having, and the tips can help you get through your final year ensuring you stay on track. You can also make an appointment to speak to one of our advisors.  

Did you know your students' union provides free, confidential advice and support on a range of issues? To find out more or to make an appointment, contact GKSU Student Advice Centre in Medway or Kent Union's Advice Centre in Canterbury.

Make sure you view the Wellbeing and Self-Help online reading list available with accompanying book displays in the Templeman Library and Drill Hall Libraries. 

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It's important to take a break so you don't burn out. There are lots of online wellbeing events that you can attend in your final year, organised by your school and other departments across the University.  

See the events calendar to find out more and talk to your school about activities you can get involved with.

Your Students' Union

Kent Union and GKSU run lots of different events and activities you can get involved with. Just because it's your final year, doesn't mean you can't try something new! Look on the websites to see what's going on.  

Remember to make the most of your final year at Kent. You might decide to get involved in volunteering through Kent Union or GK Unions - a great way to broaden your skills and experience.

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