5 New Year’s resolutions that actually benefit students

Happy 2019 everybody! You’ve probably been unable to escape the constant buzz surrounding everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions recently. Whether it’s getting fit, eating clean, taking up vegetarianism, or waking up on time, everyone seems to be trying something new in aid of making their lives a little more positive. But the reality is that these new plans often fizzle out before they’ve even begun. According to a survey by BUPA and as shown in the Guardian, 43% of people break their resolutions within the first month of making them.  So with this in mind, is it really worth making New…

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Benefits of living with indoor plants at university

The world recently observed National Indoor Plant Week, which took place between the 17th and 23rd of September. In honour of this, it seems important to discuss both the health and the personal benefits that result from introducing indoor plants into houses. Particularly, within uni halls or houses. As a houseplant/succulent/cacti enthusiast, it’s always been a point of interest to me, and it would be great to promote the benefits and positive lifestyle changes from indoor plants! As stated on the National Indoor Plant Week website, “The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants do!”. Clean air is a great benefit…

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Students, demonised or adored?

The label that gets stuck on our backs without permission: What does “student” mean? There are so many different ways people choose to label and define the student population, some positive and others overbearingly negative. Either way, a huge stereotype is continuously cast over the thousands of us that if you ask me, are most of the time, irrevocably incorrect. There is almost an A-Z of negative attributes that get thrown on to the shoulders of students; alcoholics, binge-drinkers, clubbers, druggies. How are we supposed to defend ourselves when we are publicly branded this way? To some, students are idiotic…

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