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Students

Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student these bite-sized courses, designed by our in-house experts in collaboration with our current and past students, gives you the key relevant, engaging and useful tools to help navigate university life.
Topics range from planning the supermarket shop and making friends, to specialist study skills and time management support. Gain a deeper understanding, new skills, practical ideas and confidence to manage your studies and life at University.
The resources can be used independently leading up to university study, over the course of UG or PG study, or in collaboration with mentors and study skills tutors to focus in on specific areas for support.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We all have mental health, and our mental wellbeing can change daily. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and behave. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Gain understanding and learn new skills on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Eat well to keep well with simple stress-free meals

Navigating supermarket shops

Energy Accounting: what is it, and why is it so important?

Tips for getting a good night’s sleep

Study Routines

Although spontaneity is one of the hallmarks of student life, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Aiming for a balance between winging it and having a study routine is the winning formula for academic success and wellbeing. Understand why establishing study routines might be challenging, learn practical solutions to help you overcome these and develop a workable study skills toolkit.

Getting organised: top tips to support an efficient study routine

Conquering the first hurdle: getting started

Longer essays and assignments: planning & writing

Placement ready: preparing for time in the workplace

Social Skills

Studying and living somewhere new brings about a whole variety of new social situations and social relationships to navigate. Learn how to establish personal and social boundaries, feel confident to say ‘No’ and gain new skills to establish long lasting relationships post university.

Starting somewhere new: expanding your zone of comfort

Rights Self-Advocay And Reasonable Adjustments

These resources can help you understand what your rights are, and how to make sure any extra learning needs that you have are met.

To share or not to share: disclosure

LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality

Each year, more students are sharing that they are LGBTQIA+ and /or neurodivergent and the intersectionality between these identities is an important consideration in getting targeted and relevant support at university. These short courses are specifically aimed at LGBTQIA+ students, sharing helpful information and resources for university life.

LGBTQIA+ Protecting mental wellbeing

About

At Optimum we’ve used our 20 years’ experience supporting students to bring you engaging, informed, evidence-based practice training that integrates the best research evidence of clinical expertise and professional knowledge, on the subjects that matter the most. Our in-house training team designs and develops high-quality courses and resources in the fields of mental health, education, neurodiversity, and student wellbeing.

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