How to stay active during exams season

With exam season approaching, for most students the last thing you want to be doing is exercising. You’ll be spending your life in the library for the next couple of months and the only respite that seems appealing is sitting in front of Netflix and switching your brain off. However, the endorphins released when you exercise are a great way to relieve yourself of the stress caused by revision and impending exams. So here’s three ways to stay active during exam season without trying too hard. Continue reading

How to spend an active day in Sheffield

When you come to university it sometimes seems impossible to find the time to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle. What with lectures, deadlines, socialising and part-time jobs, often keeping fits falls to the bottom of the priority list. But this doesn’t have to be the case. I’ve designed some options for how to spend an active day in Sheffield so that when you’re next feeling weighed down with essays and exams or just fancy a day out with your friends, you’ll have plenty of ideas to choose from. Continue reading

Alcohol and mental health at university

University isn’t a walk in the park for anyone, let alone if you have a mental health problem. So when you combine this with alcohol it becomes a dangerous concoction. This is what happened to me.

I came to university in September 2016 in recovery from anorexia, depression and social anxiety. Before uni I’d never been drunk and didn’t plan on ever getting drunk but was happy to have one drink to fit in with how I thought university life was going to be. I can’t speak for international students, but in Britain there’s a perception that uni is a series of drunk antics, wild parties and occasionally a bit of work; while this is true to an extent, it’s definitely an exaggerated version. Continue reading