Moving In – How to Keep Healthy
Here are some ways of maintaining good health throughout your time on campus.
When moving to a new place there are a few things that should be done to help keep healthy and prepare for any health problems.
Register with a Doctor
It is important to register with a doctor soon after you move in so that you will be able to go to your local GP immediately if you need it.
The doctor’s surgery you choose to register with should be the nearest one to you so that you can get there quickly and easily. Booth accommodation’s local doctor’s surgery is Hungerford Medical Centre, which can be viewed on their website by clicking here.
If you become unwell out of doctor’s hours, call 999 for emergency services or 111 for non-emergency services.
Register with a Dentist
It is important to register with a dentist nearby in order to be prepared for any dental problems over your time here.
The local dental practice is The Old Surgery Dental Practice, the website of which can be found by clicking here.
It is important to look after your health while on campus. There are a few steps to take as soon as you have registered with a doctor in order to prevent common campus infections: make sure you get vaccinations for mumps and meningitis, which you can get easily and for free from your registered medical practice.
If you have any questions regarding your health when you arrive, see your GP.
Furthermore, it is important that you keep track of your physical and mental health throughout your time on campus. You should get enough sleep, ensure your flats are hygienic and wash your hands regularly to avoid passing infections around.
If you have the opportunity, it is important that you take some time to yourself every day to exercise or just relax, particularly with the pressure of studying. If you feel overwhelmed by the pressures of student life, or if you are struggling to settle into a new campus and way of life, contact student services and speak to our welfare officers.