Why Bournemouth is the best town for students…

We all think that whatever town our university is in, it is the best town for students but Bournemouth definitely is something special! When my friends visit from other universities, they comment on how great it is, so it’s not just my bias… here are a few reasons why:   The Beach. Bournemouth is situated… Read more »

How to make friends in your seminar group

So you’ve just arrived at uni, and you’re thrown into your first “proper” session of work, where it feels more like school in a classroom with uncomfortable chairs and a whiteboard at the head of the class. Around the room you are surrounded with unfamiliar faces and you have no idea where to sit, who… Read more »

Five things you can do to make going out as stress-free as possible

Although the whole purpose of a night out is to go out with your friends and have a good time, there are so many opportunities for things to go wrong and for it to end up being actually quite a stressful experience! Here are a few ways to make the night run as seamlessly as… Read more »

How to cope if you feel overwhelmed at university

The first few weeks at university are challenging at the best of times: you are placed in a new environment with people you don’t know, going places you’ve never been and doing things you’ve never done before; if you’re not nervous about any of it, you must be some sort of superhuman! Do not fret… Read more »

Coping with mental illness at university

One of the most important things to remember when struggling with mental well-being when studying at uni, is that you are not alone. Recent research suggests that almost a third of students will experience mental illness at some point during their course, and it is because of this high prevalence that means there are many… Read more »

Keeping fit at uni

Before coming to uni, I was in my college sports team, member of a gym and a regular runner. Keeping fit is a healthy and a fun thing to do, so I was determined to try and keep it up during my student years, despite rumours of the dreaded freshers’ weight gain. Luckily, there are… Read more »