Stay Safe This Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and you’ve probably already got you trip back home all planned. But have you considered that you’ll be leaving your student home unoccupied – something thieves are very aware of. Whether you live in a house share or you’re in halls, don’t overlook the security of your belongings. Here are a few low-cost products from Safe.co.uk which will keep your stuff safe while you’re away.Yale Value Laptop Safe      Looking for a safe place to keep your laptop or tablet? This battery-powered Yale Value Laptop Safe has an electronic combination lock and can be easily hidden…

Read More...

What Type Of Driver Are You?

Did you drive to university this year? Did you drive safely? Well, you can now find out exactly what type of driver you are with this interactive calculator from The Fuelcard Company.Are you a backseat driver or a karaoke legend? Or do you constantly break the rules? Now’s your time to find out.The company has also done a study which discovered that more than 52% of Brits have potentially dangerous driving habits, the most common being… Going too fast (64%)Texting while driving (60%)Using the phone or hands-free (57%)Eating at the wheel (54%)Driving too close to other vehicles (52%)Throwing rubbish out of…

Read More...

Driving Anxiety

As a younger generation, more and more of us are suffering from anxiety or from feeling constantly anxious, (The Guardian 2015). We don’t yet know why this. Maybe it’s the increased pressure on us to succeed? Maybe it’s the increased pressure to be perfect at everything; have the perfect good looks, the perfect body, be smart, be rich? One thing we do know is that this is a problem. Anxiety sucks, big time! And worse? You can never be sure when it will hit, leaving you in a constant state of worry that at any moment, a panic attack can occur, you…

Read More...

Driving with Stress

It’s safe to say that we will all feel stressed in the car at some point during our driving lifetime. Sat in queues. Cars cutting you off. Road works at every junction (M1 I’m talking to you!). It’s easy to become stressed whilst driving. It’s even worse if you’re already stressed before even stepping into the car. In the third part of our driving series, we consider the role that stress can play on our safety in a car. Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society and author of ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution’, talks about how to avoid stress whilst…

Read More...

Road Rage

We can all be prone to a spot of road rage during those long summer road trips. It can be easy to become agitated whilst driving in the holidays; queue jumping, lane switching, traffic jams. Everybody seems desperate to get on their (fingers crossed) sunny holidays. Many people are even likely to bend the rules of driving a little in order to get there 5 minutes quicker. But what about the effects of this on the other people in the car?For the second part of our driving safe series, we looked into the effects of road rage on our driving….

Read More...