Wellbeing and Support

Wellbeing FAQ

This FAQ is aimed for those who have moved in, and are looking at getting some important questions answered.

How can I cope with homesickness?

First of all, homesickness is completely normal!


If you feel comfortable try to talk to your housemates, they may be feeling the same way. Another thing you can do is get involved in and around the college. The college runs loads of events each term, so sign up to the events. Meeting new people is awesome, and will help you settle. College Tutors are also available for you to talk to.


If you still feel homesick, speak to your parents, they want you to have a good time at University. Sometimes a voice of reassurance is all you need.


How can I get involved with Halifax's charity (RAG) team?

You can join the RAG network by joining this group.

Or you can campaign for RAG officer during the HCSA elections in November.

I have an issue with a housemate, what do I do?

If you feel comfortable, speak to the housemate. Hopefully, you resolve the issue between yourselves. If you feel like it’s too big of an issue and need some help then you can email Halifax-help@york.ac.uk to arrange to speak with your College Tutor or get an answer by email. Your College Tutor is there to help you with any problems you have.

How can I get involved with sports, while I'm in Halifax?

Halifax is lucky to have one of the largest numbers of teams, including some of the best college football teams. If you'd like to get involved in any sport, you can send an email to sports@halifaxcollege.com, and the sports officers will be able to help.

You can also find out more information about the teams on the Halifax College Official Facebook Group.

Halifax College Tutors

Our Halifax College Tutors are there to ensure that your time here is as enjoyable and healthy as possible. We know that for most students, coming to university is a life-changing experience which can sometimes be a little stressful and might cause homesickness. Our College Tutors are there to help with moments like this.

Our College Tutors are a group of 6 postgraduate students who will live in residence with you. They are there to ensure that you have the best possible experience, and work closely with the Head and Assistant Head of College to ensure that they are providing the most useful information for you.

Email: Halifax-help@york.ac.uk

Societies and Events

Socialising and exploring your interests are a great way to improve your wellbeing whilst at university. We run a number of events in-College, which are great ways to meet the other members of Halifax and relax after your day of studying. We also recommend that you join some university societies. You'll have the option to explore these during your Freshers' Fair, and they are all listed on the YUSU Website.

Feeling Unwell?

Unity Health provide an on-Campus doctors service. You need to make sure you register first, so that you can book appointments. Drop in sessions are also available. For more information and advice, check out their website.