• How has the Coronavirus Affected my Second Year of University?

    I thought my second year of university would be spent worrying about moving out of student accommodation, facing real 'adult' problems (like sorting out bills) and dealing with an incredibly tough workload. Turns out, I had far more on my plate to worry about than I thought. Something none...
  • There Really is a Silver Lining to Every Cloud

    Last Monday, from a desk from in Downing Street, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom gave the British people a very simple instruction: you must stay at home. So, with the UK now officially on ‘lockdown’, at my very own desk, parked in front of my shrinking laptop screen, it is difficult to see...
  • Lockdown – City vs Countryside 

    The word ‘unprecedented’ has been cropping up in every news report, article, and Facebook post of late. But these really are unprecedented times. Coronavirus has led to a worldwide lockdown, breaching our basic human rights in a bid to rid the world of this virus. With his announcement on the evening of the 23rd of March, the...
  • How to Help your Mental Health During the Coronavirus

    Within all the breaking news of the global outbreak of Covid-19, there is one necessary topic that is often neglected: how will this virus affect people’s mental health? Social distancing and self-isolation are crucial steps for containing the virus, however mental health charities are worried about the impact it...
  • Self-care in Self Isolation

    Now that the government has announced a three week lockdown at least for non-key workers and the University of Nottingham has moved to online classes, students are left wondering what to do with this added time whilst isolating at home to minimise the effects of COVID-19. Although our studies...
  • The Ups and Downs of Supermarket Rationing

    For many people, hearing about the rapid spread of the coronavirus understandably resulted in panic buying and stockpiling. However, this resulted in many empty shelves in the supermarkets and a complete wipe out of soap, hand sanitiser and toilet roll. As the panic continues, more items have started disappearing...
  • A Call for Love in the Midst of the Coronavirus

    The tone in the air this spring is different. In lieu of the fragrance of flowers and cocktails in beer gardens, there is the scent of hand sanitiser flooding the air. There is an unprecedented multitude of people roaming the streets in masks. A single sneeze or cough on...