The Power of the Mind

A lot of students don’t realise that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. As the Dalai Lama once said: “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” Mental health issues affect one in every four adults in the UK, and one in five students […]

How to… get a good night’s sleep

We all know that getting a solid eight hours’ sleep a night is good for us, right? It’s the key to being productive, alert and in good health. But just how many of us are achieving it? Not many, if surveys are to be believed. Research published last year showed that 28million of us Brits […]

What’s next for Zayn?

It’s the news that has taken over the whole world in the last 24 hours – Zayn Malik has left One Direction. *insert hysterical crying emoji* Devastated fans are heartbroken about the news of the heartthrob leaving the band after five years of chart-topping hits, world tours and even a box office smash movie; and whether […]

Five ways to boost your happiness

They say money can’t buy happiness. Even though I doubt I’d be devastated if I had my own mansion or brand new car, when it comes down to it, it really is the little things that count. The simplest things can make us want to burst with joy and share our positivity with the world. […]

The F-word

Gap year student and aspiring journalist Kirsty McKenzie reflects on the true meaning of feminism and why it matters to ALL of us – whether you’re female or not… What is it about the F-word that gets everyone in a panic? Perhaps some people have come to view feminism as a fashionable fad, with celebs attaching themselves to […]

Common student health problems (and how to beat them)

Let’s be honest – there’s nothing worse than being sick, and at this time of year, illness is rife. While sometimes we’d all we’re all welcome a sick day with open arms – usually when there’s a double maths lesson involved – but overall? It sucks. One of the worst things about being a student […]

Social media mistakes

Attention social media addicts! If your security settings and internal filter (different from Mayfair on Instagram) aren’t up to speed, the tweets, selfies and status updates you post could damage your career. Laura Donaldson offers some advice on future-proofing your web presence… How private is private? No matter how secure you make your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, there’s still […]

How to… Start a Blog

Over the past couple of years, blogging has become increasingly popular. It is thought that there are around 6.7 million people using blogging sites and 12 million people blogging via social media* – that’s more than the population of Portugal! Bloggers are starting to get a lot more recognition, with a number of successful bloggers […]

Fresher’s: getting off on the right foot

Lectures, socialising, moving out, studying… You’re about to start college or uni, and there’s so much to think about! So how do you make sure you get the right balance of studying and socialising and make the best first impression in the next stage in your life? Student Laura Brown has prepared a guide to […]