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Mind Yourself: songs to cure the new year blues

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Martha discusses University of Leeds’ Wellbeing Festival, and talks us through our student wellbeing playlist.  A new term is starting at Leeds University. This means the start of new modules, perhaps joining new societies and meeting new people. It can however mean facing new, or existing, challenges. Last week we held … Read More

The Australian Invasion

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With new exchange students arriving in Leeds for the semester, Edmund gives us a satrical insight into what life would be like in Britain if we were taken over by Australians… Another semester, another wave of Australian exchange students. This time though, things might be different. As Britain tries to … Read More

NYE resolutions that will actually benefit you

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January – the time of year that drives me insane. Advert after advert of DFS sales, slimfast milkshakes and gruelling workout routines. But this year you don’t have to confine to societal standards. Here are some New Years Eve resolutions to take care of yourself this year, without adhering to … Read More

Hammond convinces only child, Brexit, that it’s the taking part that counts.

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Bradley discusses the loss of GDP after Brexit. Article may contain traces of satire.  After receiving nothing but a prize for participation on sports day, 9 year old Brexit was reportedly reassured on Sunday that it’s the taking part that counts. According to insider-sources, little Brexit was unable to find … Read More

My weight does not undermine my eating disorder

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I had an eating disorder for over three years, but my mind-set was disordered for much longer. It didn’t happen like the flick of a switch. It took years of subtle negativity, self-doubt and body comparisons, slowly creeping into my mental state like the darkening of the summer sky. What … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: Disabled is not a bad word

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When I started organising Disability History Month, I didn’t identify as disabled. Sure, I had some on-going, chronic health conditions, and a variety of mental illnesses – but I wasn’t disabled. That was reserved for more “serious” conditions. I didn’t look “disabled”. I didn’t have problems accessing buildings. In my … Read More

May’s mental health missions: rhetoric or reality?

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Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating your worthlessness. Or pulling at your stomach in the mirror. Or having a panic attack … Read More

The romanticisation of skinniness

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Is the romanticisation of skinniness a harmless body appreciation or a dangerous ideal? Charlie discusses why we need greater body diversity in the media: We’re all guilty of it. Wishing we had Gwyneth Paltrow’s cheekbones instead of focusing 100% of our attention on Iron Man 3, re-posting photos of knee-high … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: advice about the Christmas break

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The Student Advice Centre is running a ‘Hygge’ themed space in Room 4 of the Union from 23rd to 25th November and in Room 2 of the Union on 12th December. The Christmas holidays in Leeds are typically associated with the lively Christmas market in Millennium Square, the festive lights … Read More

Welfare at Leeds: dealing with difficult housemates

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At University we sometimes have a very limited amount of choice about who we end up living with. This is especially true about first year when you are thrown in student accommodation with strangers. Sometimes it’s great and you meet people who go on to be friends for life, but … Read More