Practical advice for students struggling with their mental health at university

Practical advice for students struggling with their mental health at university

Words by: Alex Williams Of course you know mental health issues are increasingly prevalent in young people. You'll have read and heard that multiple times if you've been a teenager living on planet earth in the last 5 or so years. If you've struggled with your own mental health you'll also know that a statistic [...]

Five Men You Are Sure to Meet on Tinder. And the One You Just Might…

Five Men You Are Sure to Meet on Tinder. And the One You Just Might…

Words by Ellen Fildes. The F**kboy aka. The Accountant  He doesn't have to be an Accountant, just any occupation involving a slightly iridescent suit: Estate Agent, Phone Salesman… Sometimes they just say “I work in finance” - you get the idea. The F**kboy is often mistaken for The Lad, but there is one main difference, [...]

Vaping is… ‘Gay?’

Vaping is… ‘Gay?’

Words by Alexander Dommett. In 2013, I purchased my first PVD or Personal Vaping Device. At least, that was the name given to the pen-shaped contraption by the enthusiastic salesmen who assured me he was saving my life. I knew then that if their intention was to replace ‘fags’, ‘ciggys’, ‘rollies’ and ‘straights’, these devices [...]

Drinking alone – what’s your problem?


Drinking alone – what’s your problem?


Words by Stephen Powdrill It was only at 6pm on a Tuesday, after I had pulled off my work-worn boots, wrapped my exhausted self in a duvet burrito and cracked open a gloriously frost-ridden can of Carlsberg on the kitchen table that I was met with the damning accusation – 'You're an alcoholic.' My house-mate, [...]

Didn’t get the results you wanted? Don’t panic!

Didn’t get the results you wanted? Don’t panic!

Words by Alex Williams  For most, results day is a time for celebration, but for some there's a huge sinking feeling when you open that webpage (or envelope if you're being extra) and don't see the grades you hoped to. The customary reaction is to gently meltdown and wonder how on earth you're going to [...]