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To the sober student

On moving to Manchester, it became clear very quickly that drinking was at the core of student life, as it is in ...

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How to hygge: a student abroad’s guide

The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) has seen an unprecedented rise in popularity in the UK over the past few years. ...

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Why you should switch to a weighted blanket

Most students in Manchester are familiar with the feeling of dealing with anxiety at university, whether before a test, a date, or a ...

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To the sober student

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 1
Photo: Calypso April

How to hygge: a student abroad’s guide

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 2
Photo: philipestrada @ Unsplash

Why you should switch to a weighted blanket

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 3
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To the sober student

Aneesa Piracha describes how she navigates her social life as a sober student at university

Photo: Calypso April

How to hygge: a student abroad’s guide

Deadlines and bad weather got you down? Calypso April explains the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ and how to apply it to your everyday life

Photo: philipestrada @ Unsplash

Why you should switch to a weighted blanket

As university work builds up, the possibility of anxiety and stress comes with it. Lucy Wyndham describes how something as simple as a weighted blanket can help your health

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Five tips for eating vegan as a student

Using Calypso April’s simple tips, you’ll find adopting a vegan lifestyle easier than you thought

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How to apply for mitigating circumstances

Thinking you might need to apply for mitigating circumstances but not sure what to do? Senior advisor, Rebekah Ollerenshaw, advises how it should be done

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Hope on World AIDS Day

James Huyton talks of the continued hope in the light of World AIDS Day

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Unhealthy fixations and sleep deprivation

Joe Whitfield talks about the essentials for keeping a stress-free life at university

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Coppafeel! calls for you to feel your breasts

Tertia Rollason explains the importance of staying in touch with your body and how Coppafeel! can help you keep healthy boobs

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Remedy your anxiety the natural way

James Johnson discusses some effective, natural remedies to help with those anxious thoughts

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Dealing with anxiety at university


Joe Whitfield speaks bravely about how he manages his anxiety and why it’s important that everyone expresses their feelings

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Top tips for taking care of your well-being

With ‘Wellbeing Week’ here, student advisor, Vicki Greenwood, offers some simple steps to feeling good

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On the trail to wellbeing

James Johnson walks through the benefits of a walk in the wild