Mindfulness – what is it, and why it can help all us panicking students.

Mindfulness – what is it, and why it can help all us panicking students.

Words by Tayla Benson Regardless of the subject you’re studying, or the level at which you are studying it at, at some point in your academic journey you are going to need high levels of cognitive control. Whether it’s during the last push in finishing your dissertation, revising for final exams, or in preparation for [...]

What is so shameful about a period?

What is so shameful about a period?

[Editor's note: This blog was wrongly attributed to another amazing author, but I have now corrected this and credited the correct author for her brilliant and thought provoking piece.]   Words by: Amena Begum There is a stigma surrounding periods, well ‘menstruation’ if we are to give it its technical term; and it appears to [...]

Embracing our mother tongue

Embracing our mother tongue

[ Editor’s note: International Mother Language Day was the 21st of February, therefore this piece is a little late to the scene. However, this is an insightful piece that truly celebrates the beauty of languages and the cultures they represent; as well as how advantageous it is to be bilingual.] Words by: Anisa Abdalle How [...]

Christmas Crisis Resolution!

Christmas Crisis Resolution!

Words by Matt Healing. Following a tumultuous and divisive 2017, it can sometimes be tough to balance being informed with keeping sane. It seems that most days something terrible is happening, and while there is a need to face reality to remain self-aware of the ever-changing world, it can be hard to take the break [...]

Our Christmas Charity Appeal for Maggies.

Our Christmas Charity Appeal for Maggies.

Christmas is a time for giving and of course remembering others.  For those in ill-health the holiday period can actually be a very difficult time.  Is there anyone these days whose lives haven’t been touched in some way by Cancer?  Maggies is an essential support for anyone going through cancer treatment, families of those with [...]

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, [...]