Tag : Lauren Davies

The Happy Guide to getting up early

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However far you are into your degree, you probably haven’t quite nailed the process of getting up early and being productive. Lauren gives you some easy tips on how to make the dreaded alarm clock just a little bit more bearable… With longer, lighter days bringing us into the summer, … Read More

Why hygge is no longer ‘hygge’

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It’s the concept everyone seems to have jumped on this year, whether it’s publishers, journalists, or just the general public. Lauren explains why the commercialisation of hygge is ultimately taking the meaning out of it.  All the way back in issue three of In The Middle, I wrote about the … Read More

How to beat the creative block

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It’s nearing the end of term; deadlines are looming and the days are only going to get shorter. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll resent the fact that you spend the vast majority of time doing reading for an essay and not having any idea what it’s on about. … Read More

Where are all the women?

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It’s 2016, so how come women still aren’t being given the same amount of representation as men? Gender imbalance within academia is something that is often discussed, but then put to one side. Often, people choose to focus on the merit of professors, students or staff, regarding someone’s intelligence as … Read More

How to live the ‘Hygge’ Life

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Last week for In the Middle, I wrote about how to deal with the stresses of university life, discussing ways to relax and just taking time to do the things you love. This got me thinking back to my summer abroad course in Denmark that I completed a couple of … Read More

Beating the stress of University

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Even though the new year at university has only just begun, I can already feel my stress levels on the rise. Going into my final year at Leeds, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the fact that in less than a year, there’s a good chance I’ll be thrown … Read More

The Arts: worth it or worthless?

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The idea that a Bachelor of Arts degree is useless is by no means a new one. For years the debate between choosing to study something you love, or studying something that will earn you money has been at the forefront of every prospective university student’s mind. But where does … Read More

Yorkshire: it's not just about Leeds

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So, you’ve arrived in the great city of Leeds. Your first few weeks as a student are bound to be hectic; with so much going on, you might feel so overwhelmed with choice that you might just be tempted to curl up on the sofa and spend your days making … Read More

Silencing the Truth: Why Natasha Devon was Right to Speak out Against the Government

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At the beginning of this month, campaigner and entrepreneur Natasha Devon was dropped as the Conservative government’s ‘mental health champion’ in the Department of Education having only been appointed to the role in August of last year. The role was created to raise awareness of mental health problems, particularly among … Read More

I Won’t Apologise for the Side Effects of my Mental Illness

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My mental health was undoubtedly at its worst when I was about 15 or 16 years old. I’ve deleted virtually any evidence, and tried to repress the memories of my existence from around that time because I was an overweight emo kid with red hair and red skinny jeans to … Read More