Meningitis Awareness Campaign

From 1pm on Wednesday 25th October 2017, there will be an information stall in the Foyer, Robinson Library where you can collect a 'common signs and symptoms card'; help yourself to leaflets outlining what meningitis is and how to prevent it; watch a 15 minute DVD on a real-life case and obtain contact details on where to go for further information.

You can also collect your free symptom's cards from any communal area within the Students Union and in the reception areas of all halls of residences.

Recognising the symptoms of meningitis can be difficult as many of its symptoms are similar to flu.  The rash that is commonly associated with meningitis doesn't appear in all cases, so it is vital that people are aware of the other symptoms. 

Rapid deterioration will take hold if left untreated - symptoms can appear together and some may not appear at all.  They include fever (possibly with cold hands and feet), headache, stiff neck, dislike of bright lights, drowsiness, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and confusion. NHS Choices has an online symptoms checker to help identify meningitis.

Remember - trust your instincts and if you are concerned about your own health or someone else's health seek medical attention immediately.

For more information, please visit the Student Wellbeing information pages

Published: 8th August 2017