Keeping multiple balls in the air with apparent nonchalance is a juggler’s fantasy, but a student’s nightmare, particularly in the final year of university.  Daily study commitments, tests, assignments, preparation for fieldwork and work placements, maintaining part-time work, graduate job applications and interviews, campus and community volunteering, plus trying to have a personal life, all cause pressure and pressure always has the potential to lead to stress.

So here’s a gentle reminder. Take care of yourself. Eat healthily and ensure that you have enough sleep.  If you start to feel that your life-barometer is moving from ‘full-on’ to ‘out of control’ get help immediately.  Student Services are here to support you. You want the best possible result from your time at university, and so do we.

If you have some free time over the break, visit the Student Services pages just to be sure that you know what help is available. So many students at the end of their time at university come to see us at Career Development and Employment (Vic Careers) and tell us that they wish they had been aware of the service and used us earlier. While most students seem aware of Student Accommodation, Student Counselling, Student Health and Student Learning Support, there is less awareness of the other Student Services and what they offer, so take the time to learn more. http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/viclife/studentservice/

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