Coping with university stress

University is supposed to be the best time of our lives, spending the years partying with friends, making dubious relationship decisions and having a much deserved power nap between seminars. However a new study from The National Union of Students (NUS) has uncovered some very worrying statistics, showing that one in five students are struggling with mental health issues brought on by increased levels of stress and anxiety. Some are even turning to self-harm in order to cope and one in ten students admit to having suicidal thoughts. This is a particular concern considering that suicide is the leading cause…

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Students are struggling to cope with the stress of university

University is supposed to be the best time of our lives, spending the years partying with friends, making dubious relationship decisions and having a much deserved power nap between seminars. However a new study from The National Union of Students (NUS) has uncovered some very worrying statistics, showing that one in five students are struggling with mental health issues brought on by increased levels of stress and anxiety. Some are even turning to self-harm in order to cope with the stress of university and one in ten students admitted to having suicidal thoughts. This is a particular concern considering that…

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Things freshers will miss about uni over Christmas

December is going to be a long month for freshers. After an amazing few months of independence and awesome experiences, its sadly time to pack your bags and head home to your parents house for Christmas. This means its back to rules, responsibilities and family games of Monopoly which doesnt sound to appealing considering you are now accustom to the student life and all its perks. Here are a number of reasons you will miss uni over the Christmas break, reasons that will have you counting down the days until your reunited with your uni chums in a binge of…

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A student guide to survive the cold this winter

Winter can be tough, especially for students. Student accommodation isn’t exactly renowned for its ability to withstand the winter elements and it’s not uncommon to find mould spawning on ceilings and walls, or claiming a pair of shoes at the bottom of your wardrobe. Rising university fees and mounting overdrafts debts are leaving us reluctant to turn up the heating but there are a few simple tips you can follow to help you beat the cold this winter. Layer up Remember that university hoodie you thought was a great purchase in freshers? Well knows the perfect time to wear it….

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Christmas on a student budget

For Students, Christmas is often the most stressful time of year. The burden of finding the funds for all those presents for your family and friends can be overwhelming, especially amongst uni deadlines and surviving in the depths of your overdraft. To help ease the pressure here are a few tips to help make buying presents a little easier even when the student purse strings are tight. Hopefully they will help you return to uni in the New Year with your bank balance still intact. Make your own presents Don’t procrastinate all day by watching Netflix’s, break out the PVA…

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