Read some motivational messages from your Officer team.

You're Not Alone


You're Not Alone

We recognise this year has been more challenging than ever before. Besides the assessment period stress and the pressure of doing well in your course, students have also been struggling with isolation - You're not alone. Study well is here to help you reconnect with your peers and feel more motivated.

In this page, you'll see some motivational messages from our student leaders to remind you that everything will be ok and your students' union will be here to support you every step of the way.

Shaima Dallali - Vice-President Community and Wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways. Wherever you are right now, you are likely experiencing the consequences of this global pandemic.

During these difficult times, it can be hard to continue studying. Yet while these worries and anxieties can sometimes seem insurmountable, there is one thing I know for sure: we are all in this together. Even locked inside our homes, dispersed across the world, we are linked to each other more closely than ever before.

If you are struggling, here is my advice:

Be kind to others, and most of all, be kind to yourself.

There will be bad days... be calm.

Loosen your grip... open each palm slowly.

Let go.

Be confident.

Know that now is only a moment.

If today is as bad as it gets, understand that by tomorrow, today would have ended.

Know that you will rise from this, and you will come out stronger. Be proud of yourself for reaching where you are today. As a student, you continued to study, you preserved, and you excelled… all during a pandemic. You survived all the hurdles and troubles thrown at you this year; you will survive this too.


You can do it! As a Union, we are so proud of each and every student! Sending all our students love, power and strength.



Ruqaiyah Javaid - Vice-President Education

I graduated from City in 2020 in BSc Speech and Language Therapy and completed my final block placement in    January/February 2020, when Covid-19 had not really affected the UK too badly yet and things were relatively normal. Having been a placement student myself, I know that placements, clinical and hospital settings can be challenging enough as they are.

I could not imagine how difficult it would have been for our students who formed part of the NHS healthcare worker teams during the worst of the pandemic. I am so proud of our SHS students and staff who got involved with the NHS efforts to save lives during what has arguably been one of the most challenging periods that healthcare workers have ever faced in this country - I hope you are all proud of yourselves.