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 in there studying or also consider getting a part time job.
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Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
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.
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 had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
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.