Weekly study3 hours
Managing Your Wellbeing When Studying in the UK
Thrive in your study abroad experience
The UK is known for its world-leading universities, which are highly regarded by employers all around the world. But despite the huge benefits of the UK education, international students can face challenges along the way.
This three-week course from the British Council and Newcastle University provides tailored support and guidance for international students. From understanding British culture to accessing relevant support, you’ll get the information you need to thrive in the UK.
Understand the UK culture and education system
Moving to a new country to study can be daunting, but knowing a bit about British culture will make integrating easy.
In Week 1 of the course, you’ll be given an introduction to the UK culture and education system. You’ll hear from current international students, who’ll tell you a bit about their experience of moving to the UK.
Get tips to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing
The focus of this course is on equipping international students with practical strategies for monitoring and managing their mental health and wellbeing. Guided by mental health experts at Newcastle University, you’ll develop techniques for maintaining study-life balance, building self-esteem, and combating negative thinking.
You’ll join a support network of current and past international students, who’ll share personal experiences and specialised advice.
Learn where international students can go for help and support
In the last week of the course, you’ll discover where and how you can access the support you need as an international student. You’ll also create a wellbeing plan to help you cope during periods when you feel anxious or under pressure.
By the end of the course, you’ll be confident and ready to get stuck into studying abroad.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- describe what mental health and wellbeing are
- describe the main emotional and wellbeing challenges associated with moving abroad
- apply your knowledge of healthy lifestyle management to your own life
- apply knowledge of your own personal values to making decisions about what to prioritise to maximise your wellbeing
- apply your knowledge of the balance of routine, necessary and pleasurable activities to help you get a good study/life balance
- demonstrate the ability to manage negative self-critical thoughts and grow positive thoughts
- describe where you can get more help if you need it at your university
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for international students studying at higher education institutions in the UK, particularly those doing so for the first time.
Who developed the course?
The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million people overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
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