• How to avoid being absintheminded when drinking

    So, alcohol. Despite the amount we consume, we pretend to our parents that we have never even seen a bottle of alcohol in our first few weeks of university, and profess to them our hatred of vodka, one of the vilest liquids known to man, alcohol plays an important...
  • Self-Care at University: Putting Your Health and Wellbeing First

    Faye Price gives essential information and advice about staying healthy during freshers week.  For years, Freshers Week has been one of the most highly anticipated events on the University calendar. It can be easy to get swallowed up in the excitement and uncertainty that come with starting out as...
  • Drinking: Safety Among Students

    On Thursday 31st of January, two students, at two different universities went missing after a night out. Daniel Williams (19) was last seen by his friends leaving the university’s student’s union bar, and Libby Squire (21) was last seen by friends who put her in a taxi after she...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I don’t know how to cure my hangover…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How do you get over a hangover? Dear reader… “I’m not going to tell you that you should’ve drunk water or eaten bread before going to sleep – that’s your mum’s speech. I’m the cool Auntie, remember?” Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that...
  • ‘To your health:’ Being Kinder To Your Liver On A Night Out

    Whilst not everyone at university, but certainly a whole lot of us, regularly drink, it is important to keep safe and try to prevent health risks as we do so. Without sounding like an old parent, lecturing you about your drinking habits, I am here to say it’s perfectly...
  • Diary of a Two Weeks Sober Student

    After a booze-heavy Easter with my home friends and having gone on three nights out in the first week back at uni (bad decision, I know), I vowed that I would do a two-week sober challenge over exam season. All my friends and family members who I shared this...
  • Health Impact: Tired?

    “Doctor, I’m tired all the time.” As a GP, I hear this a lot.  In fact, tiredness is the most common problem that people see their doctor for.  1 in every 20 of my appointments are with patients experiencing fatigue1, and every year 1-2% of people in the UK...