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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Shut up Bitch! – Poem

Here at student wire we wanted to mix things up a bit… Rather than give you another article to read whilst exams approach, we’ve got a personally written poem from a student at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.  Enjoy!   When you constantly feel like you’re drowning And you can’t reach the ground with your feet The mind it becomes overwhelming I can’t speak any word that I think It becomes a blur An overbearing mess Organised chaos by him, by them. Society knows that it’s happening They chose to ignore the scattering We by gender, descriminated and told to…

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8 Things New Students Should Know

There’s just a few months to go ‘til you pack up your stuff, say your goodbyes and start your university career. Before you go, you’ll need to know these 8 essential things — they’ll make your new student life a lot easier!Budgeting is your friendNobody likes to budget but, as a student, you’ll learn that managing your money is your friend. Fail to do so and you could see your expenditure spiralling out of control. Work out how much you’ll spend on the essentials each month, including rent and food, and the amount you’ll have left over. Stick to your…

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Top 10 Places to Live in the UK

We all want to be somewhere affordable, somewhere safe and, most importantly, somewhere we can be happy. Whether we realise it or not, these factors are running through our heads as we choose where we wish to go to uni and then again once we’ve graduated. We all want a high quality of life.Price comparison site, uSwitch has put together a ranking of places to live in the UK so we can now see where exactly people have the highest quality of life.The uSwitch study looked at 138 cities throughout the UK, assessing them for 26 different factors including salaries, working hours, life expectancy and…

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Mental Health at University

Mental health affects people of all ages, but now, more so than ever, it’s affecting those of us who go into higher education. It is estimated that about 20% of young people aged between 18 and 24 experience mental health issues. Mental health disorders range from small every day worries, to lifelong implications. The most well-known and noted problems are: Anxiety Disorders Depression Disorders (i.e. Manic Depression and Bipolar) Psychotic Disorders (i.e. Schizophrenia) Eating Disorders (i.e. Anorexia, Bulimia) Impulse Control and Addiction Disorders Personality Disorders (i.e. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder) From being an adolescent to becoming a young…

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