Managing Expectations

By Keir Goode a current MSc Molecular Microbiology NTU student Something that I have recently struggled with when getting back into education is the expectations I put upon myself. I would not necessarily say I was a perfectionist, but I have noticed my expectations can be unrealistically high and I don’t think I’m alone in feeling … More Managing Expectations

Being an international student during the pandemic

By Valeria Fieni a 1st Year Exercise, Nutrition & Health NTU student I’m sure everyone has experienced that sense of excitement about finally moving out of your parents’ home and gaining some of that well-earned independence. After all, we don’t really want to live at home forever and moving to university is one very big … More Being an international student during the pandemic

Eating Disorders and Self-Harm Awareness – My Story

By Jighna Chauhan a 2nd Year Psychology NTU student Content warning: This blog mentions personal experience around self-harm and eating disorders which some readers might find triggering. This feels a little strange to write, so let me introduce myself first. My name is Jighna but my friends call me Jig, I’m 20 years old and … More Eating Disorders and Self-Harm Awareness – My Story

Self-Harm Awareness Day blog

Written by a current 1st year Childhood Psychology NTU student Content warning: This blog mentions personal experience around self-harm which some readers might find triggering. Today is Self-Harm Awareness Day. It is 2021 and there are still so many myths and misconceptions around self-harm, those who haven’t experienced self-harm or been in that situation may not always understand … More Self-Harm Awareness Day blog

Exchange your sweat for positive wellbeing … and maybe a few free gifts

Written by Joya Lydon a current 2nd Year Psychology NTU Student I know when you read the word fitness you were either getting an image of a bright pink leotard and leg warmers from the 90s fitness DVD’s or a man the size of HULK looking like his veins might burst by the second. Okay… … More Exchange your sweat for positive wellbeing … and maybe a few free gifts

Master Your Mindset

By Fiona Duncan-Steer, Theatre Design NTU Alumni With the UK still in lockdown some have been bossing their time in lockdown and enjoying the downtime, whilst others are just plain fed up and ready to be released.  There is no right or wrong in how you are feeling and every emotion you have is justifiable … More Master Your Mindset

Time to Talk Day: Tips for talking about mental health

Today is Time to Talk Day, a national awareness day which helps to raise awareness of the importance of talking about mental health and starting that conversation. Today on the blog we have a Student Mental Health Champion sharing her advice for having that all important conversation with someone. By Leanne, a current MSc Psychological … More Time to Talk Day: Tips for talking about mental health