Why it helps to ASK

Successful Student Transitions - A Time to Thrive by Louise Wiles and Elizabeth Gillies

Episode notes

Developing new friendships in times of transition can feel challenging and at times highly charged, just think of freshers week!

And yet, we all need good friendships, to feel connected and as though we belong.

In episode 9 we talk about relationships more broadly. Here we talk about the value of asking for help in developing new friendships. It turns out asking for help has multiple benefits.

Listen on as we discuss:

  • Why relationships and friendships are important.

  • Why we don't ask for help enough.

  • How we can benefit as both the giver and the receiver of help.

  • How we can ask for help effectively using the SMART acronym.

  • Where to find help at college/university.