How to Handle Common Student Problems?

How To Handle Common Student Problems?

By: Faizal Khan

Student life is a time that we all miss as we grow. In memorable moments of our lives, pictures of student life always stay on the list. But we all miss all the good parts when thinking about our academic phase during tough times. At that time, few of us knew how to deal with those tough times due to lack of exposure. 

However, we can help today’s generation by showing them a way of how they can handle common student problems. This blog will address common challenges in student life with their effective solutions. So, if you are in college or a teacher who wants to help their students, keep on reading to make academic lives easier.

1. Time Management

The first thing that many students struggle with is managing their time in a manner where they do not miss anything. Students find it difficult because of this sudden exposure to so many tasks. Also, many students do part-time jobs to support their studies which makes it even harder for them to manage their time. In all this, in many cases, their personal life gets sacrificed which is not at all a good thing.


Here is how they can deal with this challenge: 

  • Make Use of a Planner: Remember deadlines, tests, and other significant dates.
  • Sort Tasks by Priority: Pay special attention to tasks that are urgent to avoid deadlines.
  • Establish Goals: Divide more complex tasks into smaller, more doable ones.
  • Avoid Procrastination: Use techniques like the Pomodoro Technique to stay focused.

2. Stress and Anxiety

Even after managing their time properly, students might have to deal with stress and anxiety. This often happens due to the pressure of studies which sometimes leads them to overthinkinking making things even worse. As modernization is taking its peak many starting to feel introverted. This has been seen in students also as many of them avoid socializing. 


Here is how they can deal with this challenge: 

  • Practice Relaxation Techniques: Deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help reduce stress.
  • Exercise Regularly: Physical activity can not only improve your health but also your mood and reduce anxiety.
  • Seek Support: Talk to friends, family, or an assignment helper.
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Ensure adequate sleep, a balanced diet, and time for hobbies.

3. Financial Issues

In an article by Inside Higher Ed, it is mentioned that about 73% of students deal with financial difficulties. This percentage is huge and imagine how hard it can be for students to deal with such issues when they should be just focusing on studies. There is no doubt that this heavily impacts their studies, by stressing them at the same time. For those who came to study abroad leaving their homes, managing tuition fees, living expenses, and other costs can be a big challenge.


Here is how they can deal with this challenge: 

  • Budget Wisely: Maintain a budget and keep track of your spending.
  • Find Part-Time Work: Look for on-campus jobs or freelance opportunities.
  • Apply for Scholarships and Grants: Seek out financial aid and scholarships.
  • Learn Financial Literacy: Educate yourself on managing money effectively.

Request: If you are a teacher, reading this and know a student who is going through the same, help him/her if possible. 

4. Homesickness

No matter how much we fight with our parents or siblings, being far from them for any reason is the most painful thing. It is estimated that by 2025 students leaving their home to study overseas will reach approximately 8 million. As they say: the right thing to do and the hardest thing to do is usually the same. However, students should know a way to fight it. 


Here is how they can deal with this challenge: 

  • Stay Connected: Regularly communicate with family and friends through video chats.
  • Get Involved: Join clubs, organizations, or activities to meet new people.
  • Create a Routine: Establish a daily routine to create a sense of normalcy.
  • Seek Counseling If Needed: Professional help can provide coping strategies.

5. Career Uncertainty

Competition in the job market and business is also something that concerns students affecting their studies. No matter what they choose among both, they will have to fight hard to make a place. Many students overthink it and sometimes feel demotivated too. Now, we can not reduce the competition but what we can do is increase students’ ability to fight it.

  • Explore Options: Research different careers and industries.
  • Gain Experience: Pursue internships, part-time jobs, or volunteer work.
  • Develop Skills: Focus on building transferable skills like communication, leadership, and problem-solving.

Final Thought

There were and will be challenges in students’ lives always. The challenges we discussed are just a few common ones which have the highest impact on their lives. No matter if it’s time management, stress/anxiety, financial issues, homesickness, or career uncertainties, you can them if follow the right way. If you are facing any of the challenges we talked about, try to follow our advice and see improvements.