Working from home is never easy, but especially during this period of self-isolation, it seems almost impossible to stay productive. As students, the anxiety surrounding our future education is enough to cripple anyone’s work ethic. Over the next few months, we have a number deadlines for which we have limited resources, not to mention the […]Read More Working from home? How to stay productive during lockdown
I am now officially no longer a teenager…. what a scary thought! I spent most of my teenage years worrying about what others thought of me, and desperately trying to “fit in”. But, I also learnt a lot about myself. I cannot wait to see what this next phase of life will bring. For now, […]Read More Reflecting on what I’ve learned as I celebrate my 20th birthday
As university students, travel forms a huge part of our lives. Whether it’s a research trip abroad, a holiday with your mates or a romantic city-break, travelling offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the world. With gap years and study abroad semesters becoming more commonplace, students are constantly exposed to new opportunities that could take […]Read More What is the FCO Travel Aware campaign and why is it important?
Summer should be a time of relaxing by the beach, soaking up some rays and spending quality time with friends and family. Yet, every year so many of us suffer from the same body insecurities. We are constantly questioning and criticising our bodies. Does this bikini make me look fat? Am I “summer-ready”? The truth […]Read More My thoughts on the “perfect” summer body
In response to the growing mental health crisis, the government has launched a new training program to help teachers spot the early signs of mental illness among their students. As part of a £9.3 million Government scheme, one representative from every state school in the country will be offered a mental health training workshop to […]Read More Teachers to be trained in mental health: too little, too late?
One of the greatest issues surrounding the crisis of eating disorders in the UK is the assumption that it is entirely a “female problem”. The number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years, the same rate of increase as among women. Over […]Read More Men with eating disorders: a very real problem
Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. These holy trinities of social media platforms have transformed the way we present ourselves, and how we are received by others. The growth of selfie culture is perhaps the most shocking consequence of these platforms, promoting a world obsessed by money, beauty, power and fame. Apps such as PhotoShop and FaceTune are […]Read More The dangers of photoshop in a social media-obsessed world