Category Archives: Mental Health

Enjoying your own company

Enjoying your own company

At Uni, it’s can be really easy to feel lonely. Maybe you’re the only single person in your house, doomed to spend Saturday nights out as the third (or fifth) wheel. Perhaps you haven’t found a society you like, and tend to head home straight after lectures. Or maybe you’re actually starting to miss your…

3 things first year taught me about mental health

3 things first year taught me about mental health

University can greatly impact your mental health if you don’t keep track of it. Here’s everything first year taught me about mental health. Uni can feel really lonely Even though there’s people everywhere. For the majority of students, the loneliness comes from being the only one of your friends heading off to a new place.…

Starting University with social anxiety

Starting University with social anxiety

Starting Uni can be tough: moving away from home, leaving your friends behind, having to make a whole new group of friends. All these things might seem hard enough to deal with as it is, starting University with social anxiety can feel even harder to manage. But believe it or not: you can still have…

First year: expectations vs reality

First year: expectations vs reality

First Year isn’t always what you expect, but it’s still pretty great… Fancy first year student digs Expectation: You’re finally getting out of your parent’s house. Free to stay out as late as you like, eat whatever you want and generally live in the lap of luxury. Reality: Your shower cuts out every 60 seconds,…

Budgeting for your study abroad

Budgeting for your study abroad

So, you’re just about to start your study abroad time. It could be a summer school (like me), a semester, or a year. Regardless of the timescale, the same problem arises: how do I budget effectively and avoid coming back broke as ever? Having spent a month in Sweden, one of the most expensive Scandinavian…

4 Tips to improve your memory

Procrastination at exam times

‘Healthy mind, healthy body’ is more than just an old cliche. In order for you to function at your peak mental capacity, you need to make sure you look after other aspects of your health too, such as diet and sleep. Nowadays memory along with the brain’s abilities are understood to change or slow with…