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Dealing With Grief At University

My two remaining grandparents both passed away during my final year of university. My granddad at the very start, in October, my grandma at the very end, in June. It was the first time in my adult life that I really experienced loss. It was a shock to my system. My family lives in Germany, […]Read More

Is A Covid-19 Mental Health Crisis Looming For Students?

TRIGGER WARNING: This article includes references to mental illness (OCD; depression) and self-harm. Since their return to campus, students have faced mass isolations due to COVID-19 outbreaks in accommodation blocks. Students were already facing a dramatically different year. But the isolation and increasing social restrictions could also have a severe impact on their mental health. […]Read More

What Freshers’ Week Is Like In The Middle Of A

Freshers’ week. The first steps of freedom for students across the country. It has a reputation for providing some of the messiest, yet most memorable nights out, and marks the beginning of an undergraduate’s university career.  Since I started watching ‘StudyTubers’ on Youtube from the grand old age of fourteen, when my biggest worry was […]Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Building a Portfolio

2017 was the worst year of my life. Having finished college with A-levels a hair’s width from failure, I decided that my best bet would be finding a programming apprenticeship with the little knowledge I had attained. I was somehow even less successful than you’d expect. However, I was able to learn something from this […]Read More

5 Things I Learnt During My First Year at University

Going to university is one of many people’s life aspirations. Although the experience promises an amazing social life and education, it is also a very daunting shift in life. From leaving home to moving to a completely new area and living with strangers; first year is a learning curve guaranteed to teach you so much […]Read More

Living Out At University: The Survival Guide

With the announcement of exam results having been u-turned, and a scramble for university places across the country, quite a few of us are preparing to live away from home. Some for the first time as they embark on their university adventures, and others who are seeking that escape from home again after several months […]Read More

Graduate School Taught Me That My Mental And Physical Health

During my adult years, my weight has fluctuated drastically and there has been no shortage of judgements, assumptions and advice. It has only been within the last decade that I have confirmed a link between my mental and physical health. As I turn 45-years-old this month, I can say with confidence that it’s not too […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Group Chat // Veritas Theatre Arts

Content warning: sexual harassment and violence. “We felt safe here,” says Lauren, one of the girls whose story is retold in The Group Chat, in the play’s opening scene. “Well, we thought we did.” The 2018 Warwick University group chat scandal, which saw eleven male students temporarily suspended after making rape threats to female students […]Read More

Human Connection At University

If one thing has suffered during lockdown, it has been human connection. Apart from essential workers, everyone has seen their lifestyles largely shift indoors. Conversations have moved online, workplace meetings rely on Zoom calls and many family gatherings have been cancelled. This too has been the case at university. What was once a largely social […]Read More