Category Archives: Mental Health

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…

A Day in the Life of a student with anxiety

Simple ways to live sustainably as a student

Uni is stressful at the best of times, but if you’re a student with anxiety it can feel next level. Here’s what mine tends to look like: 5 am Your first alarm goes off. You don’t need to get up this early (it’s still dark) but you try anyway. You’ll press snooze seven more times…

Summer’s here, but now what?

Summer's here, but now what?

Summer’s here, all of your hard work for the academic year is over and you’re basking in the relief of having no work to do. But, what happens when the novelty of having nothing to do wears off? The summer holiday is hyped up throughout the year as something to majorly look forward to; think…