Body Image in Lockdown

A few days ago I saw an Instagram poll which asked, ‘Has anybody been feeling more self-conscious than usual since lockdown began?’ and 92% of people said yes. This was both shocking and unsurprising to me. With spare time it is so easy to look in the mirror and scroll through social media repeatedly which can be a dangerous combination. There has been a massive spike in fitness/diet related pictures coming up on my feeds and a number of people have started selling diet powders/shakes, all of which for me contributes towards bad self-image.

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Helping others through volunteering

I wish I had a cool picture to insert into this blog post of myself donning the Sheffield Volunteering tee, but unfortunately it has been abandoned in Sheffield along with a load of my books/possessions. This term ended abruptly and is completely unprecedented but considering the gloomy current situation, I thought I could write about my experiences volunteering to perhaps push somebody towards getting involved in the future too.

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The Dreaded ‘M’ Word (£)

As most students know budgeting and managing money can often be in the words of Annie, “a hard knock life”. Trying to figure out your finances between food, bills, nights out and general spends can seem like an impossible task, however, I have made some pointers on things you can do to save and help your finances, for both lower income students and for everybody in general.

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