By Laura Gilbert a current Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health NTU Student I started university thinking that it was going to be the best experience I had ever had, which it certainly was in the end. However, my first few months were very different to how I had imagined. When I first arrived at university, … More Should I stay or should I go?
By Leanne Haywood a current MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health NTU student and Student Mental Health Champion Hello everyone, I’m currently studying my masters at NTU and I also completed my undergraduate degree at NTU. I wanted to write this blog to share some tips on how to make friends whilst at university and … More Five ways that helped me to make friends at NTU
By Dj Maroo a BA International Business NTU Alumni I was an international student at NTU studying BA International Business from 2008 to 2011. I arrived in Nottingham from India and this was my first time alone in another country. Not only did I have to adapt to life in a new country but I … More Settling in as an international student
By Leanne Haywood a current MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health NTU student and Student Mental Health Champion I am currently just completing my masters in psychological wellbeing and mental health at Nottingham Trent University and also completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at NTU. I wanted to share some tips and advice for new … More Starting University – Know Before You Go
By Scarlet Connelly a 1st Year Childhood Psychology NTU student As many of you will know, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. A week that touches home for a lot of people, because so many of us struggle with our mental health. I am one of those people, and today, I aim to share … More How I pulled myself out of the blackest hole
Written by Nisa Han a 2nd year Psychology NTU student I am writing this blog in honour of my best friend, Kristiana, who is no longer with us. The heartbreak along with grief is still there and will always be a part of my journey. I can’t believe the impact she has had on me … More International Women’s Day blog
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
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
By Gaia Cawley, 3rd Psychology with Criminology Warning: This story mentions sexual violence, which could be triggering to some readers. Hi, my name’s Gaia and as part of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, I want to talk about something that happened to me 2 years ago. By sharing my story, I want to … More Sexual Violence Awareness week blog
Why a Paper and Pen is all you need – Self-Care Journaling: 5 reasons why you should start. By Kelly Trivedy a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in Post Compulsory Education and Training and MA in Education NTU Alumni Journaling? “But I am not artistic and I cannot draw or write well and I don’t have … More Self-Care Journaling: 5 reasons why you should start.