Something that’s not the first thing that springs to mind when discussing student issues – depression. If you ask most people to sum up their student experience in a couple of words, you will most likely get something along the lines of “the best years of my life”. This is what makes depression and students so dangerous – it’s under the radar and very rarely talked about. So what about those students who aren’t lucky enough to have the same experience?
DON’T PANIC. I’m not about to tell you that your student loan is actually about to triple (although, at this rate, who knows?). However, what I am about to tell you may make you one of the rarest kinds of student – the kind that aren’t overdrawn by Christmas.
It’s the end of term, you are beginning to pack up your essentials (don’t forget the Christmas jumper!) to drive, bus or train it back home for some family time. If you can’t afford a Christmas roast dinner with your housemates why not do something fun but still just as festive? It will provide a great opportunity to bond with your housemates and have a nice warm cosy evening in full of films and laughs about what you’ll be getting up to over the Christmas holidays.
For many of us University is done for the summer, and now there’s a whole four months until it starts again. What have you got planned? Catching up with old friends, enjoying the weather (if possible), relaxing, going on holiday and probably getting nagged by your parents on a daily basis - but they’ve got a point you know...
It’s that time of year again, New Year’s Eve has passed and a New Year has hit us hard, but what New Year’s resolutions do you pick? Is there any point in picking any at all? Instead of the usual drab resolutions that no one sticks to how about picking a fun and helpful one, sticking to these helpful tips as you go!