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Everything you need to know about going against the norm at university. Everything you need to know about going against the norm at university.

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The Open University
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Student Magazine
The Open University

Everything you need to know about being outside the norm at university.


LGBTQ+, gender equality, mental health, religion, race, disability and more - we want to hear and talk about different perspect...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

Bossy, frigid and feisty: Why do we only use these words to describe women?

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Above: the only acceptable reaction to being referred to as ‘bossy’.

Language is undeniably important. How we communicate ...

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Connecting Students
The Open University

We asked UCL students about gender pronoun badges


With several Student Unions releasing gender pronoun badges, we asked UCL students what they thought of them. Watch our video.

Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

No, we can’t just “stop worrying” – the common misconceptions about anxiety disorders

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What springs to mind when someone mentions anxiety? Let me guess: panic attacks, people breathing into paper bag...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

Depression as an adult: when you can’t just ‘grow up’

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As I’ve gotten older and more mature, there are several things I’ve noted as being integral to my idea of ‘adulthood’. Showing up to things even...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

5 things to do for a sober Halloween 🎃

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Halloween used to be so simple – purely about how many sweets you could eat before you felt sick – but now? Most seem to favour going out on the lash. Here’s ...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

Drop the bad b*tch act: why it’s okay not to always be okay

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The 2018 vibe for young adult women pretty much seems to be all about being a bad b*tch - a fiercely independent, strong woman. I have gro...

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Stephanie

History And English
University of Leeds

20 second read: How to survive uni four weeks in


1. Sleep when you can

It doesn’t matter if you had a solid ten hours the night before - if you’re tired, you need to sleep. Even if you’re just catchi...

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Catherine

Media And Public Relations
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

5 tips to stop being the flat ghost

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Starting uni life can be a breeze for outgoing students who enjoy going out drinking and meeting people that way - but for introverts, on the other hand, it can s...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

Beyond face masks and bubble baths: what self-care really is

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Self-care has become a bit of a trend lately. Everyone is talking about taking mental health days, self-care days, and practising self-lo...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

#MeToo begins with schoolchildren

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Me too. A simple but powerful phrase that has become symbolic this past year after the #MeToo movement took social media by storm. It’s a movement against sexual ha...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

Uni – one of the loneliest times in life?

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According to a recent BBC survey, 40% of 16-24-year-olds experience loneliness – more than any other age demographic. Around 55,000 people took part in the ...

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Noor

Architecture
The University of Manchester

How to change the way you think in 100 days

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June 1st 2018: the day I decided to add the hashtag #100daysofbrushpen to the caption of an Instagram post. The aim of the challenge was to draw something...

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Serena

English Literature
University of Leeds

How uni, surprisingly, helped improve my mental health

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A lot of people’s mental health can take a sharp turn for the worse once they’re at uni, or perhaps they are dreading having to pick themselves...

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Jennifer

English
Liverpool John Moores University

10 Ways to celebrate World Mental Health Day

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Today, Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Consideri...

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Amy

Zoology
The University of Hull

Beyond the books and exams: how uni taught me the art of self-love


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I came to university to get a degree. I came to focus on grades and to get my career off to a good start, all in the hope of beco...

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Student Magazine
The Open University

How uni helped me overcome my eating disorder

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I suffer from anorexia nervosa. Or I did, but this illness isn’t necessarily one you recover from with some pills and a good night’s sleep. If you look ...

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Michaela

English Literature
Lancaster University

How to overcome Social Anxiety at uni

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Having social anxiety in any situation is the worst, but for me, it really surfaced when I went to university. For other people, I seem to come across as a gene...

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Alex

English Literature
University of the West of England

Sexist toothpaste advert: A joke too far, or sexual harassment?

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This toothpaste advert was given to freshers from the University of Sussex during their first week. The advert shows a woman with whit...

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Imogen

Communication And Media
Bournemouth University

How to cope if you feel instantly overwhelmed by university

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The first few weeks of university are challenging at the best of times: you are placed in a new environment with people you don’t know, go...

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