Student Services: “Our top tips for working from home”

Our Student Services team have put together a list of their top 9 easy and simple tips for working from home that will help you stay focused, keep on top of your remote learning and help you look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

1. Keep to a routine

Make sure you get up and out of bed at a good time. Get yourself washed and dressed as if you were going to College. This will really help you get into the right mindset, ready to learn.

2. Set up a workspace

Separating your sleep area from your work area is so important. Try not to sit in your bed with your laptop, completing work. Separating your spaces will help with balancing your work life with home life.

3. Try to minimise distractions

Doing more than one thing at once will lessen your productivity. Changes you can make such as turning the TV off, putting your mobile on silent, or even giving your family signals when you can’t be disturbed, will help you to stay focused.  

4. Take regular breaks

Having small, regular breaks will help to improve productivity as well as your quality of work. When you take breaks make sure to use this time to step away from your workspace. This will help you relax and switch off.

5. Stay fit

Including some kind of physical activity into your day is great for both your physical and mental health, and particularly great for helping you stay focused throughout the day.

Our Health, Wellbeing and Sport digital sessions are great to get involved with during your lunch break.

6. Get fresh air regularly

It’s really important that you get out for some fresh air each day for your mental wellbeing. This could be something as simple as going for a walk down the street to start your day.

7. Look after yourself

Make sure you get a good amount of sleep each night and are nourishing your body with good food throughout the day. Both of these things will massively improve your concentration levels.

8. Communication is key

Staying in contact with your friends and classmates will help you to feel connected, without being able to see people in person. Having good relationships and social connections plays a huge part in looking after your wellbeing.

9. You’re not alone

Remember that everybody is in the same boat. But if you are feeling anxious, isolated or anything else, know that there is support out there. Our Student Services teams can be contacted for support, like normal, via email or phone.