• Survey reveals 61% of students feel stressed about upcoming exams

    Ryman Stationery has recently surveyed over 8,000 students studying in the UK about their revision habits and how exam stress is affecting their mental health. The majority of students surveyed, 61%, admitted they felt stressed about upcoming exams, with 74% admitting they put pressure on themselves. 63% of students...
  • Healthy Impact: Exam Stress

    The university’s tireless urge to ruin any hopes of a winter break with the threat of looming exams is an unavoidable fact of student life. It’s super important, therefore, to deal with the inevitable stress that these exams bring. This means we can enjoy the festive period as much...
  • Stress getting to university students

    According to a report from NatWest’s Student Living Index 2017, students are dealing with a great deal of stress as university students. The report states that 61% of university students rate the stress of studying for their degree a 7/10, while 45% consider the stress of managing their finances...
  • 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...
  • Healthy Impact: Headaches

    5 years ago I graduated from UoN and began working in the NHS as a junior doctor. Now I’m back at the Uni, this time as a postgrad studying Medical Education, while working as a GP in a local practice. For this article in my new Healthy Impact series i’m...
  • Mental health concerns in universities

    According to a new report from UniHealth, 1 in 5 (19%) students have suicidal thoughts. The report goes on to claim that 82% of UK university students experience stress and anxiety, and 45% have feelings of depression. Such feelings of anxiety and stress can already be felt during freshers’...
  • Performance Enhancing Drugs: On the Silver Screen and on Campus

    On the silver screen, drugs have always seemed to play a major role. From old Hollywood to twentieth century cinema, we have seen many films glamourise stimulants by using them for recreational purposes. With the release of films like Limitless, however, there is no disputing that we are seeing...