Being at university can be an overwhelming experience for several reasons, and this feeling can often lead to some students considering dropping out. At uea(su) we have introduced an advice campaign called “Don’t drop out drop in” to encourage any students who are feeling overwhelmed, whether this be because of loneliness, your course, financial reasons, relationships or something else, to seek advice. We are here to help!
The campaign is run largely by our volunteers with the focus being on how to tackle the reasons that a student might want to leave UEA. Our Buddy Volunteers are equipped with information about clubs, societies, taster sessions and their own experiences of how to make meaningful relationships and combat feelings of homesickness and loneliness. We also want to make sure that your lecturers and advisors are involved to help tackle course and teaching-related issues. There will be a lot more on this to come, but for now, click here to check out our web page for the campaign and to have a look at our video which explains who you can go to if you’re struggling with any of the above.
If you would like any more information on the campaign, then please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, there are places you can go on campus if you are feeling overwhelmed or thinking about dropping out, our Advice Centre on the ground floor of Union house is just one of them. Remember, “Don’t drop out drop in” isn’t about persuading you to stay, it’s about finding the best option to suit your personal circumstances. To speak to someone now at our advice centre why not make an appointment with our advice centre here.