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Student wellbeing


Research has shown that learning - in the broadest sense – can improve our mental wellbeing. Learning throughout our lives is associated with greater satisfaction and optimism, and an improved ability to get the most from life. People who adopt an approach of lifelong learning report a greater ability to cope with stress, as well as increased feelings of hope and purpose.

Studying at Cambridge means that you are already immersed in a culture of learning. However, this isn’t just about academic learning. It’s about cultivating curiosity and learning new skills rather than just gaining formal qualifications. This might be learning an instrument, expanding your culinary repertoire, doing a crossword, learning a new language, joining a club, playing a new sport and so much more. 

Developing any kind of skill, taking on new knowledge and continuous learning are all really beneficial for protecting, maintaining and improving mental health and wellbeing.