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…

Making the most out of your summer!

I know, I know, you’re a student so your dreams of heading to Australia this summer will probably have to be put on hold (why is travelling so expensive *cries*). But that doesn’t mean that your entire summer has to be put on hold! So here is my guide to making the most out of…

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…

The Camino de Santiago

Written by Jonathan Shiell, Medieval History PhD Student  The Way of St James is something that holds particular significance to me. When I lived in Ireland, it was unusual to meet anyone who had not only heard of the Camino but who was not already intending to do it themselves. When the chaplaincy at university offered…

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…

How hard is it really to get your 5-a-day?

Since starting university my health seems to have gone in waves; sometimes I try to eat healthily and get on well with a balanced diet and exercise but then work and other commitments get in the way and I fall off the healthy eating train in favour of convenience. I also think it’s so much…

Pancake day recipes

It’s Pancake Day! Do you feel brave enough to make your own instead of using a ready-mix? If you do, here are a few recipes that are super easy and cheap to make. Easy Pancakes: 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying This is…

Surviving Valentine’s Day… on a budget!

It’s coming up to Valentine’s Day, of course, you want to spoil the love of your life and show them just how much they mean to you. They deserve the absolute world, but unfortunately, you can barely afford to buy them a world map… (I probably wouldn’t recommend that as a present, unless they’re super…

From script to stage: Speaking at TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool

I stand on a large red dot. In my right hand, a gold clicker shines, whilst in my left are two cue cards containing a condensed version of my script. It was less than 24 hours before that I was studying the six pages of my TEDxYouth talk and wondering if my memory would allow…

Why freelancing online is a great way to work at Uni

Attending university can be tough financially, regardless of the loans you receive or the support you get from family. Chances are at some point you will want to get a job for extra income. Fortunately giving up your evenings and weekends to work in bars and restaurants is not your only option. Online freelancing offers…

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…

5 things to look out for during your house viewing

House viewings can be incredibly exciting, especially when you’re planning to live with some of your closest friends. You’ll probably explore a handful of flats and houses together, fantasising about how great your fairy lights and posters will look above that huge double bed. While house-hunting will mostly apply to second and third years, it’s…