• 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...
  • The Reading Aloud Scheme

    Take one: June 2016  University open day, a room in Portland Building that I do not think exists anymore, tote bags everywhere. Adam Rounce is giving a talk about something and the only thing I will remember is my maths-degree father laughing at a very literature-degree joke about Tess...
  • The Academic Tinder

    Starting university is an exciting time, but can also be incredibly scary. You’re meeting new people, adapting to a new way of living and having to grasp a whole new way of learning in a very short period of time. You’ve got a million and one questions and no...
  • Suicide Awareness at University

    Whilst it is often referred to as ‘the best three years of your life’, in reality university can be a very lonely and isolating place. As students, we face pressures from all aspects of our lives: are we working hard enough, are we socialising enough, are we making the...
  • Talk, Talk, Talk: University Mental Health Day and the Importance of Using our Voice

    University Mental Health Day falls on 7th March 2019, and the campaign this year is all about the power of using your voice. The importance of communication is something repeatedly highlighted when discussing mental health, yet we can’t underestimate how difficult it is for people struggling with their mental...
  • Modern Slavery: Making a Noise for the Voiceless

    It’s likely that at some point in your life you will come into contact with an enslaved person without even realising it. A victim of modern slavery could be washing your car, painting your nails or making your new pair of trainers. It’s a crime that often remains hidden because it...
  • Donating Blood: It’s Not As Scary As You Think

    When I impulsively registered to be a blood donor, I didn’t expect it to take another six months to actually sign up to a session. I’m not particularly scared of needles or blood, but I must admit, I was a bit freaked out by the whole thing. Given the...