Tag : advice

Help4friend: a guide in offering mental health support to loved ones

8 months ago / 0 comments

Mental health impacts 20% of young adults in the UK. Beyond this, an even greater number of university students are suffering from some kind of mental wellbeing issue. The problem is, in fact, so big that it is being widely discussed in the media, at university boards and even within … Read More

Teach Me How to Hobby: How to Pick up a New Hobby and Stick to It

8 months ago / 0 comments

Hobbies help me relax, unwind and re-focus on the important things in my life. They encourage me to see things more clearly and to engage with my inner self. Most importantly, hobbies help me get out of the monotony of my routine and step aside from all my responsibilities, university … Read More

Agony Aunt: making the most of second semester

9 months ago / 0 comments

“I‘ve always wanted to make the most out of uni, but I‘m quite shy and never joined many societies. Now it’s second semester and I regret not being more involved, but it feels a bit late to make a change. Should I join a society halfway or wait until next … Read More

January blues: keeping your spirits high

10 months ago / 0 comments

Man Ting Yu shares her tips for keeping your spirits high in January. Here we are, nearing the end of January! Exams are finally over, but although you may have nailed your tests, January blues can still creep up on you. The colder weather this month is a huge contrast … Read More

Agony aunt: student housing

10 months ago / 0 comments

I haven’t yet signed for a house. Have I missed the chance to get a good one? Not having signed for a house yet in late January can be a bit nerve-racking. Especially when left and right you hear friends talking about their great new homes, some of which were … Read More

Agony aunt: toxic relationships

12 months ago / 0 comments

How do I know I’m in a toxic relationship, and what should I do if I am? A toxic relationship can be defined as a relationship characterised by behaviours from an individual that are emotionally and physically damaging to their partner. In order to understand whether your relationship is toxic, … Read More

The power of now

1 year ago / 0 comments

Megan talks about the importance of  ‘now’ and how making the most of the present can unlock potential and opportunities.  “I’ll do it later”, “I’m busy doing something else”, or “I’m too tired”: a small selection of excuses we are all guilty of when it comes to putting off doing … Read More

Agony aunt: evenings in Leeds

1 year ago / 0 comments

What else is there to do in Leeds in the evenings if you’re not into clubbing? Leeds is a party city, it’s no secret. It can be daunting arriving in a place where the norm is a night out at Canal Mills or Warehouse, particularly if you don’t enjoy clubbing … Read More

Settling into life at Leeds as an international student: experience and advice

1 year ago / 0 comments

Settling into the UK at university was completely different to my high school experience in the UK. Nevertheless, it was still a challenge. Initially when I arrived (having lived already in the UK for 6 years previously), I had an idea of British culture. For that reason perhaps my settling … Read More

Agony Aunt: Long Distance Relationships

1 year ago / 0 comments

My boyfriend and I are going to different universities. We’ve been together for a year but it’s the first time we’ll be in a long-distance relationship. Everyone keeps telling me long-distance is really hard … Any advice for making it work? Many people assume that long-distance relationships are incredibly difficult. … Read More