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Is the van life for me?

For a long time, there has been a social blueprint ingrained in us that dictates how we should function as a member of society. The idea of getting a corporate 9-5 office job, somehow working your way up the property ladder and eventually going on holiday once a year seems an almost inescapable inevitability for […]

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A look into hypnotherapy for exam stress

Exams are a stressful time. So much depends on you passing or getting a particular mark. While some stress can be good to focus your mind, too much can affect our mental health and make us feel overwhelmed, making it difficult to concentrate on anything, let alone studying for exams. Stress is generally considered the […]

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ASMR: what’s it all about?

My love affair with ASMR first began when I started following a ‘Satisfying’ channel on YouTube. Dedicated to all things tingly, this channel featured repeated clips of individuals (or ASMRtists as they are commonly known) tapping their acrylic nails, chewing up close on some sticky honeycomb and squelching slime. From that point on I have […]

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The importance and benefits of reading for pleasure

In an ever-connected world we are constantly surrounded by text – be that emails, news, social media or university readings. But amidst this bombardment of information, when was the last time you actually sat and read a book for pure enjoyment? Is there not still a desire to pick up a piece of fiction and […]

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Moving Pictures Review

When you go to a museum, how much time do you spend looking at a single work of art? Most museum-goers try to get their money’s worth and see as much as they can, quickly skimming over a painting before moving on to the next one. If this sounds like you, BBC Radio 4’s series […]

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Lifestyle Wellbeing

Take a Break: four relaxing routes to consider during the revision period

Winter is here, with exam season almost upon us and the list of deadlines ever increasing. At this time, it is more crucial that we aim for an effective and productive revision process as well as strive for excellence. To maximise our potential, it is always necessary to take a short break after a long […]

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TV

Radio: outdated, or the new key to student salvation?

On Christmas Eve, 1906, the first public radio entertainment show was broadcast from Brant Rock, Massachusetts. Since that day over 110 years ago, the basics of radio have remained remarkably constant. While television has seen rapid change since its inception, and the film industry embraces new looks and ideas every year, radio appears much more […]