Today marks Random Acts of Kindness Day which has got me thinking about ways we can all help spread positivity and complete kind acts around campus. Whether it be handing in some lost property or smiling at a stranger, we all have the capacity to be the reason someone smiles. With this in mind, I thought I would a few ways you could be kind today and make someone smile!
After the Go Green Week events happening in the SU this week, there’s no better time to start thinking about going plastic-free. Feeling inspired to live a more eco-friendly life? With our busy student schedules, it can be easy to go for convenient options that aren’t always the best for the environment. Here are my top tips on living an environmentally-friendly student life and doing your bit for the planet.
Happy Valentine’s Day! With the busy schedules and geographical distance, student relationships can be tricky. Fitting in time to see your partner can be a challenge when you’re juggling studying, societies and socialising. However, there is hope and it’s possible to make it work! Here’s the story of my overseas relationship and how two cultures can make it work, despite the distance.
Today is Time to Talk Day – part of the Time to Change movement. It’s a day designed to change the way people think and act about mental health, simply by getting people talking. I recently signed up as a Time to Change Champion via the Time to Change website. By doing so, I have promised to use my own experience to engage people in conversations about mental health at any appropriate opportunity. So here I am…
Winter can be a cruel season. The freezing temperatures and icy winds can make it tempting to snuggle up with Ben & Jerry’s, Netflix and soft comfy duvets… We can all relate to feeling guilty about comfort eating too. It’s so easy to grab the not-so-healthy snacks and easy ready meals. Here are my fave 3 healthy student recipes to keep you warm this winter.
Today marks the Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January). To honour this day, the University has partnered with the Anne Frank Trust UK to bring a public exhibition to the Hive library. Since the Anne Frank story is such an inspirational and heartbreaking story, I feel very privileged to write a blog about it. Here’s my experience of seeing the Anne Frank Exhibition at the Hive.
Today marks ‘Blue Monday’ which is said to be that day in the year when we all feel a little lower than usual. As students, we have just made it through exam week and are starting a new semester. Feeling motivated for an exciting, fresh start, right? Well, this is not always the case. Here are my top tips on staying positive this Blue Monday (and any other time you’re feeling down).
There are some parts of a university experience that are pretty much inevitable. One of those things is having to find and rent a house for second and third year. After spending a first year in halls of residence, meeting new people and forming friendships, there soon comes a time to start house hunting. Here are my tips on finding student housing to make the process feel less daunting.