5 Morning Habits To Keep You Mindful All Day

Mindfulness as a trend has hit the roof in the last few years in the western world, with more and more people practicing various techniques daily. In a nutshell, mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, your thoughts, feelings, and the elements around you, allowing you to externalise yourself from the frantic life we all currently live, especially if you’re a student facing stress, nerves, and homesickness. In itself, it is a simple form of (non-religious) meditation which doesn’t have any rights or wrongs: you don’t have to sit cross-legged and hum ‘aum’ if that doesn’t…

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Why You Should Spend Your Year Abroad in Mexico

As a Spanish language student, you must be well aware that trying to decide where to go on your year abroad could be quite the challenge. The Spanish-speaking world is a large one, made up of 21 countries. If you’re planning on going to Spain – arguably the easier option as it’s so close to the UK and similar to our culture – your choice of city will make a big difference to your accent, mannerisms, and taste of Spanish cuisine. The same can be said for Latin American countries. Regardless of how close they may seem on a map, each…

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24 Hours in London

There is almost too much to do in London, especially over summer when there are film festivals, free gigs and even more cultural events scattered around our country’s huge capital. London comes alive when the sun’s out. It can be a wonderful sight as long as you keep safe in busy areas and try not to get too stressed out by the hordes of people.If you’re out and about in London this summer, be sure to check out some of these places;SouthbankThis strip of London is definitely well known, but deserves a mention nonetheless. There will always be a constant…

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Mental Health and the Year Abroad

Mental health is an extremely important topic that everyone needs to pay attention to. Especially students at university – and even more so for students on their Year Abroad – where homesickness, stress, substance abuse, comfort eating and a whole range of anxiety-induced problems can be evident.Admitting that your mental health is not as good as it should be will be difficult as only you yourself know just how low you’re feeling. But with the lack of ‘real’ physical symptoms it’s hard to go to a GP and express how you feel, how it affects your life and those around you….

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Top 5 films students should watch

Here’s our list of the top 5 films students should watch. Monsters University Kicking it off with a Pixar film, Monsters University is definitely one for all students. I watched Monsters Inc. back when I was 7 and now 11 years later as a first-year university student I get to reminisce and look back on my first few months as a fresher trying to integrate myself into the crazy life of university. The producers definitely had us in mind. With fantastic animation from Pixar, a story line which we can all relate to, and a cute young Mike Wazowski, you…

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