For many, going to university will be the first time living away from home so it’s understandable that many will be homesick. It isn’t always easy to embrace your new found independence and make the most of it. There are expectations for your uni experience to live up to. Below are some useful ways to help deal with homesickness.
Bring Home Comforts – Take a few items that remind you of home, whether it’s a photo album, bedding or something else. The more homely you make your new place the more it will feel like home.
Explore Your Local Surroundings – Homesickness often occurs due to not being familiar with your surroundings. Get to know your local area by visiting parks and engage in the activities you enjoy most. You could also go out jogging or take part in other exercises.
Keep In Touch – Although you may be miles away, you can still keep in touch with your family and friends back home. Remember that they may only be a call away. Call them regularly or video call so you can see them. You don’t want to call too much though as this could make you become more homesick.
Don’t Spend All Your Time In Your Room – Isolating yourself in your room isn’t going to help. You will likely spend more time pondering about home and this could increase your feelings of homesickness. You could go to the library and spend time studying or also consider getting a part time job.
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I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.