Feeling anxious about starting University?

Published by University of Bedfordshire

We’re here for you

Starting University is a wonderful experience but it can also bring its own unique challenges. It’s natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed during the first few weeks at university, and it can be a while before you feel like you’ve found your feet. The University is here to assist you in any way that they can to try and make this the most comfortable and enjoyable experience it can be. 

A great way to overcome these emotions is connecting with people. It’s common to worry that you won’t make friends at university, however it is important to remember that everybody will be in the same position as you. Very few first year students will know anybody else at their university, so it is likely that they’ll be experiencing the same concerns. A great way to meet new people is by getting involved in Beds SU or one of the sporting teams

Whether you have an existing mental health problem, or your just finding things difficult we understanding starting University is a daunting experience. Take a look at the below Student Minds article for more advice about starting University. 

Student Minds

If you are struggling and you need some help from the University, there are many different avenues to do this.

  • If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed you can get support with our counselling services for extra support and help (counselling@beds.ac.uk). They can help with a wide range of issues and help come up with solutions jointly to minimise the issue. 
  • The mental health team can also support any student who feels they are overwhelmed and that it is effecting their mental health negatively. They can be contacted at mentalhealth@beds.ac.uk. They can support and give advice and also direct you to any other university or community services that may be useful.