Exercising at University on a budget

In the midst of Semester B woes, we are all struggling with our money and the pressures of upcoming deadlines, exams and overall stress are getting out of hand. Something I tend to do, and I’m sure others are guilty of it too, is to resort to overwhelming situations with comfort food. It’s something that…

How to: wind down

There’s no denying that student life can be stressful. You might be juggling assignments and lectures, with a part-time job and maybe society commitments? But are you making time for yourself? We know the drill, pick two: social life, enough sleep and good grades. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case! Allowing time to…

Stress busters

Stress. One of the most used words in a student’s vocabulary. I cannot even remember a time before I was stressed, to be honest, and that’s not exaggerating. I normally work solidly without giving myself a chance to relax, and by the end of a term I would feel really low because I had gotten…

8 tips to help you fall asleep

With the typical stress levels and daily pressures that come with a university workload, it can be difficult to switch your brain off at the end of the day. Stray thoughts can make it hard to go to sleep, leaving you wide awake and wondering if you should just give up and do something with…

Wind down music for stressful days

There are hundreds of ways to wind down after a stressful day, and music is one of my favourites. There’s never a mood, in my opinion, that a song cannot connect to, and the need to destress for a while is no exception to this. So, here’s a few artists that, in my opinion, have…

Healthy Campus and Wellbeing Week: Off-campus

For the past 12 years, the University of Lincoln has celebrated the importance of looking after yourself through a week of keeping active in both body and mind. Healthy Campus and Wellbeing Week this year takes place from the 5th March to the 10th and offers a variety of workshops, sessions and activities across the…

When it all gets a bit much..

It’s understandable for first-years to get homesick as it is probably their first time staying away from home and you’re in a usual place with people you don’t know, but I just want to let you know it is okay to feel sad and homesick when you are in other years too. One of my…

Dyslexia and dissertations

Writing a dissertation is a struggle for anyone – what makes it even more of a struggle is if you’re diagnosed dyslexic. I’ve always known that I worked slower than other students and found it difficult to concentrate whilst reading and writing. However, my dyslexia was only recognised in my first year of university when…

Battling Fresher’s Flu

The start of a new term will bring inevitable warnings about keeping good health and trying to persevere through a classic case of ‘Freshers Flu’. Cautions about alcohol consumption and stocking up on vitamin C will come thick and fast for new students especially, so here are a few tips to prevent and cope with…

Homesickness and your journey with mental health

One aspect of first year that secretly affects most of the student population is, unfortunately, homesickness. Although it’s expected to a certain extent, it can affect some more than others and is seldom talked about. What should you expect? How can you get through it? Is there anyone on campus to talk to? After a…

You’re not alone

Everyone has expectations of their university experience – whether they’re going to go out every night of fresher’s or want to get straight firsts in every assignment – I was no different. I thought I’d constantly be surrounded by people; coffee dates, group meetings, film nights in, nights out. So, it came as a shock when…

The first steps to making uni your home

It’s arguable that settling in and being comfortable is one of the most important parts of enjoying your life at uni. Your first few days can set you up for your first few weeks, so it’s worth making them count. For me, the friends I made during Freshers and everyone I’ve met because of them…