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Physical Health and Wellbeing

Doing regular physical activity helps you feel good about yourself, improve your fitness and wellbeing, and meet new people and form lasting friendships.

There are lots of things you can do to give your physical wellbeing a boost from sport or active recreational activities to simply everyday activities such as walking to university.

The Sport & Active Lifestyles website has more information about how to get involved from a weekly swim or fitness class, playing sport for fun or even representing our University in BUCS.

The NHS Choices website has lots of information on all things health and wellbeing and is a useful place to start.

If you are concerned about your physical wellbeing the NHS 111 Service provides information about health services in your area as well as health advice, information and reassurance.

It is important to register with a doctor. For this and other useful information see the links below:

If you are experiencing health problems that are affecting your ability to study:

If you become ill or are injured please make sure you get the best possible treatment in the right place. For advice and treatment anytime, call 111.

Avoiding Infectious Diseases

If you’re coming to our University for the first time this September you should be offered a vaccination to help prevent meningitis before you get here. It’s really important that you get this done before the start of the academic year – your GP should send you a letter inviting you to come and get vaccinated at your local practice.

If you haven’t had your vaccination and are already here, don’t panic. Get yourself registered with a local GP straight away and arrange to have it done as soon as possible. Find a local GP here.

Find more information on meningitis, including how to spot signs and symptoms here.

Please don’t forget that there are other infectious diseases that are much more likely in the UK such as meningitis, measles, mumps and rubella. Make sure you are up-to-date with your vaccinations against these diseases and see the government advice on signs and symptoms.


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