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It’s Okay to Stress About Stress

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International Stress Awareness Week is a welcome reminder that it’s time we start prioritising our wellbeing. For anyone who doesn’t know, this week has been dedicated to talking about stress, mental health issues and setting aside time for self-care. The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) is a UK based charity … Read More

Can A Moustache Mend Mental Health?

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The Movember Foundation is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health by addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. In recent years, this has grown from the opportunity to avoid shaving for 30 days, to addressing many health … Read More

Regina George, Cliques and BNOCS: Does Popularity Exist at Uni?

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When you think of popularity, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Likeability, being admired, maybe Regina George? At secondary school you almost certainly had a Mean Girls complex. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily had an equivalent of ‘The Plastics’ or someone as wonderfully terrible as Regina, … Read More

Agony Aunt: Help, I’m Struggling To Get Anywhere With Placement Year Applications!

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I am currently on my placement year in Stevenage working for an international defence company in their Supply Chain and Procurement department. In my first 2 months I have travelled to Paris with work, am going to Whitehall to sit in on meetings regarding Brexit and have responsibility for multiple … Read More

Recipe of the Week: Vegan Breakfast Wrap

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Thought the options for vegan breakfasts ended at chia overnight oats and a bit of PB on rye bread? Then think again! Here’s a tasty breakfast which is a great plant-based alternative to a savoury breakfast wrap which are usually high salt and saturated fat since they’re typically made with … Read More

National Novel Writing Month

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As soon as the clock strikes twelve on the 31st October, it can mean a number of things. The beginning of the countdown to Christmas, the time to throw out pumpkins that are beginning to smell just a little bit off, but mainly, the dawn of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo (aka National … Read More

Agony Aunt:“I’ve been asked on a first date by a guy on my course. I’ve never been on a date before. Any advice?”

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First dates are always intimidating, no matter how many you’ve been on. Before my first ever date, I felt like I was going to be sick. I was so sure we would have nothing to talk about, or that he would go to the toilet and never come back. Thankfully, … Read More

It’s Time to End Period Stigma

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Yasmine discusses the ever-important topic of period stigma, and why normalisation is necessary. “Do you have a tampon?” This is a question often uttered in whispers. What follows is a swift but discreet exchange before the tampon is quickly shoved into a bag or pocket and rushed to the bathroom. … Read More

Leeds Library Survival Guide

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Carys gives blogs the low down on how to survive the library system here at the University of Leeds. Libraries, they are a place of tranquility, of solitude, of calm … aren’t they? No. No they are not. Stereotyped as a place for nerds and try hards to work efficiently, … Read More

Veg Pledge for Cancer Research this November

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One in two people in your life time will get cancer. To help the battle against cancer, Cancer Research UK are urging people to take a Veg Pledge this November to raise money for the cause by getting sponsorships from friends and family. Veg Pledge is a challenge for people … Read More