An empty house is an easy target for would be burglars. Before you go, make sure you:
Rail providers are advising that a number of routes will be affected by planned industrial action on 13-14, 16-17, 24-27 December and 3-4, 6-7 January. Transport for Wales are advising customers not to travel by train on these dates as the majority of rail services across the Wales and Borders network will be suspended.
For international students or students travelling abroad, please remember to check travel guidance and mask-wearing requirements for the country that you will be travelling to.
Christmas is a time to relax - especially as you have been studying hard for the past few months. It’s normal to look forward to spending time with friends and family to celebrate. If you are going on a night out, know where you’re going, how you’re getting there and who you’re meeting. Respect those around you – it’s their right to have a good time too.
For all the fun and festivities of the holiday season, for many it can be a time of loneliness or anxiety. If you find Christmas difficult, remember to:
You may also want to explore Togetherall - an online community that is clinically moderated and offers students a safe and anonymous place to explore your feelings and think things through. Togetherall is free for all USW students and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Wellbeing Services’ Help Yourself Hub provides a number of useful resources for more information, advice and support during the festive season.
Finally, be proud of everything you have achieved this term and remember to set aside some time to rest and recuperate before the New Year.
You can find more safety advice that applies to all seasons on the Student Safety webpages.