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Three years at university: What have I learnt?

Three years at university: What have I learnt?

As the academic year draws to a close, here are some of the more unexpected lessons I have learnt from three years at Manchester University
How do we tackle the student loneliness crisis?

How do we tackle the student loneliness crisis?

At a university where 45,000 students cross paths every day, it should be impossible to feel lonely
We need to politicise mental health

We need to politicise mental health

A rising number of people in Britain are on antidepressants. Your risk of mental illness correlates with how young, how poor and how socially-disadvantaged you are. Why is this and what should we do about it?
Reading should be for joy, not health

Reading should be for joy, not health

Moderate reading is the newest wellness hack, and it is setting us up to fail. An introduction to the joys of obsessive reading, and why we should do it.
Thread Therapy: In conversation with UoM’s Fashion Society and embroidery artist Stephanie Evans

Thread Therapy: In conversation with UoM’s Fashion Society and embroidery artist Stephanie Evans

In this ‘in conversation with,’ we speak to Deansgate’s resident embroidery artist, Stephanie Evans, who runs free thread journalling classes, and Fashionsoc’s President, Anou Stubbs, on their collaboration, needlework, and student well-being
Little luxuries that make uni life more bearable

Little luxuries that make uni life more bearable

Treat yourself! Life as a university student isn’t always easy, but some things can make it that little bit more enjoyable
Nurturing your mental health this festive season

Nurturing your mental health this festive season

When the Christmas period can be a difficult time for many, Lifestyle discusses the ways in which we can look after our mental health throughout the holidays
“They decided they didn’t want a Nightline any longer”: Why did Manchester SU close Nightline? 

“They decided they didn’t want a Nightline any longer”: Why did Manchester SU close Nightline? 

The University’s branch of the nationwide listening service closed in September to the surprise of the student community
Movember: The history and future of a grassroots movement to support men

Movember: The history and future of a grassroots movement to support men

We spoke to a former UoM Student Ambassador for Movember, to explore the past and future of the movement, which supports men across the UK and around the world
Fighters and mental health

Fighters and mental health

It takes a certain calibre of brain chemistry to be a fighter. One filled with demons striving to become angels. What happens when the demons lay idle for too long?
Facing the winter blues: A seasonal survival guide

Facing the winter blues: A seasonal survival guide

When the outdoors is gloomier by the day, we consider how can we can avoid the winter blues and learn to love the darker seasons
Manchester Nightline announces closure

Manchester Nightline announces closure

Greater Manchester Nightline announces its closure as of September 2023; read on to find out why
The virtual therapist: Could online CBT revolutionise mental health care?

The virtual therapist: Could online CBT revolutionise mental health care?

With 25% of mental health patients waiting more than 12 weeks on the NHS for psychological treatments, could iCBT provide treatment for sufferers of depression and anxiety?
Gomez goss, Bieber fever and the frightening power of TikTok clicks

Gomez goss, Bieber fever and the frightening power of TikTok clicks

TikTok has propelled celebrity gossip and status to new heights, with the Gomez-Bieber feud being the tip of the iceberg.
Clean air, clean mind: The impact of air pollution on our brains

Clean air, clean mind: The impact of air pollution on our brains

We know that air pollution has negative consequences on human health, but how does it affect our thinking and cognitive abilities?
No more toxic masculinity: The progression of mental health narratives in British rap

No more toxic masculinity: The progression of mental health narratives in British rap

As rap culture evolves, more open discussions of mental health and vulnerability are contributing to a healthier representation of masculinity
“I was barely aware of my own feelings”: Fleeing China’s reign over freedom and thought

“I was barely aware of my own feelings”: Fleeing China’s reign over freedom and thought

Chinese international student Emma reveals the conflicting realities of life in China, from female freedoms to relentless attainment and nationalism
Winter making you sad? It might be S.A.D.

Winter making you sad? It might be S.A.D.

Feeling abnormally sad in the winter? You’re not being dramatic, you could have seasonal affective disorder!
Can we dance ourselves happier and healthier?

Can we dance ourselves happier and healthier?

It’s time to embrace dad dancing! Research reveals the power of dance to improve our mental health and well-being.
Homesickness: Illness or evolutionary advantage?

Homesickness: Illness or evolutionary advantage?

Homesickness can slap us in the face at university… but maybe we should embrace missing home?