Category : Blogs

Agony Aunt: Struggling to Make Friends in First Year

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HELP! I’ve just got here, and I’ve got no clue how to meet people! How do I make friends?? Let me start with saying this- believe it or not, we’ve ALL been there. When I arrived at Devonshire Hall, my first-year halls way back in 2015, I was petrified. I … Read More

International Coffee Day

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Have a latte on your mind? Never fear, international coffee day is today and it’s just what we’ve bean waiting for. On the 1st October coffee events take place, celebrating the journey of coffee. This journey includes the production process and the men and women who make this happen, bringing … Read More

The Contraceptive Pill: Are the Side Effects Really Worth It?

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The pill is extremely common in society today. By 16, I, and many of my friends, were taking it, whether it be for contraception, to alleviate painful periods, or for dealing with acne. Due to its hormone balancing properties, the pill can offer many solutions to women. Yet, it does … Read More

Top 7 Things I wish I’d known as a Fresher

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Ah, fresher’s. Possibly the strangest week of any student’s life. Thousands of young people move to a city they’ve likely never slept a night in before: it’s undoubtedly going to make even the most confident people feel a little nervous. My fresher’s experience was rocky to say the least – … Read More

Tips For Maintaining Long Distance Relationships

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Safi gives you her tips on how to keep your loved ones close despite the distance Starting university is undoubtedly a big change. It means embarking on a new course, meeting new people and, for many, moving away from home for the first time. Though perhaps daunting, flying the nest … Read More

How Do I Make the Most of my University Experience?

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Mariana is this week’s agony aunt, reflecting on her time in Leeds and offering advice on how to make the most of your uni experience. Welcome to the University of Leeds! I’m Mariana and I just graduated from Leeds this year. Here are my tips for making the most of … Read More

Top Ten Spots in Leeds

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Hannah offers insight into the best spots to explore in Leeds when you move to the city. My first ever day in Leeds was when I moved into halls two years ago. I knew that it was in ‘The North’, and that it was relatively close to Manchester, but other … Read More

Past pop culture: should we be reprimanding past actions instead of looking forward?

7 months ago / 0 comments

Just because you called out a commonly perceived TV classic doesn’t mean you’re ‘woke’. It’s extremely easy to comb through old TV shows and movies in order to prove to everyone how enlightened you are. In reality, this says very little about how progressive you truly are. Unfortunately, mainstream media … Read More

Happy and sad: depression behind closed doors

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Despite the many campaigns to increase mental health awareness, it seems there is still a long way to go, even with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Why, I ask myself, are people still struggling to understand the ins and outs of these conditions? Naturally, if you’ve never … Read More

Why you should reconsider pulling that all nighter

7 months ago / 0 comments

I never thought I’d need to write an article trying to convince people that sleep is good. We’re students – if we have anything in common, it’s sleeping. A 20-minute nap before a lecture, the morning-after 16-hour coma, a 48-hour stint all weekend; whatever your preference, we all share the … Read More