As you adjust to life at King’s, you may experience feelings of homesickness and loneliness from time to time. Feelings of loneliness and homesickness can arise at any time during your studies, whether you’re starting university for the first time, returning for a new year, or returning to studying after many years. It’s important to know that many students will also experience this too, and that there are many resources available to help you alleviate these feelings. 

In this article:

 

 

What is the W Curve?

 

Community wellbeing: socialising & fitness

The King’s College London Students’ Union (KCLSU) Wellbeing Hub has a wealth of resources and activities to help you to boost your wellbeing throughout your studies.

Every year, KCLSU hold a wide range of activities and campaigns across all campuses, all of which have been inspired by the ‘King’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing’.
Find out more about how KCLSU can support you in our article What does KCLSU offer to support my wellbeing?

Even though lots of things are online this year, there’s still plenty of events taking place. Check out KCLSU’s events & activities which you can get involved in.

We recommend looking through our Student life category, which covers all sort of topics – from personal tutoring, life in London as a student and more about KCLSU and the range of extra-curricular activities you can try.

 

 

Consider volunteering

 

 

Join a student group at KCLSU

 

 

Positive Peers

 

 

Black Students Talk

 

 

Tips on making new friends at university 

 

 

King's Sport

 

 

The Chaplaincy

 

 

Practical support: adjusting or re-adjusting to university

Sometimes juggling the various practical demands of living independently and balancing these with your studies, can be daunting and overwhelming, and can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. These are some tips and guidance to help you manage the practical elements of student life.

 

 

A student for the first time?

 

 

Coming back to university after a break?

 

 

University support & wellbeing services

King’s has lots of support available to you from our support and wellbeing services if you’re struggling with university, feeling low, or if a range of difficulties with your course or the practical elements of managing student life are getting you down.

 

 

Counselling & Mental Health Support Service can help

 

 

Personal tutors can help

 

 

Your department and/or faculty can help

 

 

External online resources
Additional resources you can access include: