Back to school, college or uni
How are you feeling about it?
With many of us now having had more online lessons than actual lessons over the last year, the thought of going back to school, college or uni can cause a mix of emotions. You might be nervous, excited, anxious or happy, all of which are valid feelings to have in such a crazy time.
In a world where things like face masks, bubbles, testing, one way systems, sanitizer and queueing two metres apart have become the norm, keeping up with the ever-changing rules put in place to keep us safe can be overwhelming, never mind actually having to get up and dressed and out of the door on time!
Here are some tips to help you get back into the swing of things
- Try to get into a regular sleeping pattern as soon as possible
- Prepare your clothes the night before
- Make sure you have all the necessary equipment
- Drink plenty of water. Water is great for getting your body and brain working again
- Plan your route, the roads might be a bit busier once lockdown is lifted, so leave yourself plenty of time. If you’re using public transport, don’t forget your face covering
- Chat to friends and family about any worries or anxieties. Talking will help with negative feelings and emotions.
It’s a good idea to make sure that you:
- Follow the rules put in place by your school, college, uni or workplace. They’re only there to keep us all safe so that we can get back to normal as soon as possible
- Most importantly, enjoy catching up with friends and having the benefit of your teachers back in front of you rather than via a computer screen
- Start thinking about your future. What skills have you learned from coping in lockdown that could help you in your career journey? Could you think about pursuing them further in school too?
- Remember your C+K Careers advisers are here to CHAT if you want to talk anything through.
- While it’s a good idea to stay as positive as you can, know that if you’re struggling, it’s ok. Nobody’s expecting you to feel the same as if this was a normal school year. As mentioned earlier on, if you need to talk about how you’re feeling, you can speak to a trusted teacher, friend , parent or carer.
Take care and good luck!
Georgina and Kate
Trainee careers advisers
Page updated March 2021