This week is SHAG week at NTU, so one of our Student Mental Health Champions has shared their experiences with contraception to help raise awareness! Brought to you by the NTSU, SHAG week will be happening on all campuses throughout the week, for more information click here By Alessandra Leone, 2nd year English NTU Student … More Knowledge is key when it comes to contraception
Tips for looking after yourself at university by Student Mental Health Champions Take some time for self-care – Sophie Orchard, 3rd Year Psychology student I would say my top tip for looking after yourself whilst at university is to care for your mind as well as your body. By this I mean, do things that … More University Mental Health Day
By Izzi Meynell, 1st year Creative Writing NTU Student One of the strangest things about my trauma that I’ve discovered recently is the ability to fear your own safe spaces when, mere months ago, they were your only solace. For much of my life I yearned to leave Derby – escape – perhaps disappear up … More Safer spaces
Content warning: Mention of eating disorders and body image which some readers may find triggering This week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, so one of our Student Mental Health Champions has shared their personal journey and experiences By Jamie Smith, 2nd Yea Business Management and Economics NTU student So many people have struggles with food … More Food: Friend or Foe?
Written by Zoe, a 3rd year Fine Art NTU student I’m Zoe, a profoundly deaf and final year student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). I’m currently studying Fine Art since 2020 and my dream is to become a creative deaf artist who wants to inspire everyone about the deaf and disability community in Nottingham. My … More My experience as a deaf student at NTU
By Tegan Cooke a current Fashion Textiles and Knitwear Design NTU student It’s undeniable that going to university is a hugely challenging undertaking – moving away from home for the first time, balancing studies and a social life, and dealing with minuscule student budgets, are all steep learning curves for the majority of freshers. A … More How the Disability Support Team helped me with my fibromyalgia
Written by Paul Dodsley, Student Health Development Officer and NTU Alumni Feeling lonely is not a nice feeling, especially this time of year. I remember living on my own and feeling lonely. At the time I was trying out internet dating and to be honest I could write a book about the cool people I … More Be Kind to Yourself and #TellAMate
By Louise, 3rd year Fashion Design NTU student Content Warning: This blog post discusses sexual violence, rape and victim blaming which can be harmful and upsetting to anyone who has experienced this. Hi, my names Louise. I am a final year Fashion Design student and I have been a consent is everything facilitator for one … More Sexual Violence Awareness Week blog
By Filipa Godinho Duarte a 3rd year BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology NTU student The topic of mental health was always one that I tried to avoid, I felt like discussing it with people would make it far worse since, once I said it out loud it would make it true, and unavoidably turn it into … More How I was able to open up to people about my mental health at university
Written by Alex, a Filmmaking BA (hons) NTU Alumni This article was written a while back and now Chris is continuing to grow and transform and is going by Alex as a transgender woman, she asked for the article to remain the same to honour those parts of herself. Hello, my name is Chris. Today … More Is getting help more important than we think it is?