Scrolling through my timetable in first-year, I couldn't understand why I had so few contact hours a week. Eight? Was that all? It seemed like nothing compared to the twenty-five hours I had at school.
Flip flops, shorts and bikinis - oh my! There's nothing better than summer clothes shopping, even if you haven't got a holiday booked. Just the though...
Discussing mental health for the first time, or even the twentieth time isn't always easy. I've certainly had mixed experiences when it comes to speaking with health professionals about my mental health.
From my experience as both an undergraduate and post-graduate student, I think I speak for the majority when I say I warmly welcome any company that wants to help reduce student costs.
I am taking part in industrial action because by asking us to do more for less our employers are ruining the experiences of our students and because I can see the unfairness of my employer employing the majority of men (52%) on permanent, full-time contracts, whilst the majority of women (56.4%) are in casualised employment. I will be standing shoulder to shoulder with colleagues and students in defence of higher education and to make it clear that casualisation and pay inequality are not acceptable.
I have to admit that when I left university I tried pretty hard to distance myself from the student world. Two weeks before graduating I moved out of ...
I mean, you'd think it would be pretty obvious. Students' union - the clue is kind of right there in the name. And yet, there still seems to be considerable confusion on the part of some.
As Kermit the Frog once said 'it's not easy being green' and this is especially true when it comes to fashion. We always assume going green involves wearing a hemp sack and not washing your hair for weeks on end but this just isn't true.
Brookes ends his article reminding the reader that 'This isn't about 'banning people we don't like, it's about keeping fascists off campus'. This sounds an awful lot like it's about banning people you don't like. Overall, his view is discouraging. The nonsense of safe spaces is becoming exhausting. Students are more than capable of listening to a fascist and defeating their arguments publically. Give students more credit, you're underrating them.
Just being a little more conscious about how you wash, care and wear your clothes will not only save you from chucking out some of your fav items but also save you some of the rare spare cash you have.
"Wait. Students are saving lives by spitting?" Yes, really, and it's not as weird as it may sound at first... On a campus near you, student volunteers are busy asking fellow students to spit in a tube, or 'spit kit'.
Packing up your bedroom and going to uni is exciting and scary whether you're going into your first year, or subsequent years. Packing up and heading off to uni and leaving behind a parent (or other family member) who is dying brings a whole host of new challenges and worries.
So many people associate Freshers' Week with massive parties and heavy drinking, but that's a pretty outdated stereotype of student life! Yes, we've got a packed week of clubbing and live acts going on - but we've also got hundreds of other events and there are so many opportunities to meet people who want to do the same things as you do!
Starting university is a pretty intimidating experience, and one which we seem to be expected to automatically know how to do without any actual guidelines. At times I found it overwhelming and lonely, while everyone else around me seemed to be having the time of their lives. So for my little brother and everyone else out there starting university with not a clue what to expect, here's your survival guide...
Every day, I face the obstacle of my own mind. Every day, I face the hurdles of dual-postcode living. Every day, students up and down the country face the same challenges. They meet barrier after barrier to mental health treatment, with the dawning realisation that their mind is not the only traffic light; they see red on every road they follow.
Dear Sir or Madam, Please accept this weary letter of resignation from a lowly student who doesn't know his place in the world. I'm sure you'll be e...