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5 fun ways to unplug, relax and unwind! 

University can be stressful and how we use our down time can massively shape how we feel in the week ahead. If (like me) you often find yourself feeling glued to your phone or endlessly scrolling social media and then getting frustrated that you can’t seem to stop, you might want to try going on a Digital Detox.  The concept of Digital Detoxing has been … Continue reading 5 fun ways to unplug, relax and unwind! 

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How to embrace travel opportunities as a HDR student

Did you know that MPhil and PhD students are often encouraged to undertake domestic and international travel for their research? As a PhD student nearing the end of my studies, my biggest advice for new and continuing HDR students is to embrace opportunities for travel so that you can enhance your research profile while making memories for a lifetime – a real win-win! It’s worth … Continue reading How to embrace travel opportunities as a HDR student

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How to design your best life

Sometimes thinking ahead can feel overwhelming. It’s normal to feel lost or confused when you try to tackle the big questions – What do I really want to do with my life? Can I even get there? Where should I begin? I recently attended the university’s ‘Designing Your Life’ workshop and I’m here to share some of my top take-aways and tips for how to … Continue reading How to design your best life

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Creative Tips for Self Care

With the end of the study term fast approaching, it’s natural for stress and anxiety to come creeping in. If you’re feeling in a bit of a slump or looking for fun ways to re-energise and get your spark back, why not give Creative Self Care a go!     Whether you’ve carved out a solid self-care ritual or you’re totally new to the self-care … Continue reading Creative Tips for Self Care

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Work-Life Balance as a Postgraduate Student

For postgraduate students, the struggle to create a work-life balance can be very real, and balancing study with other commitments like work and family can feel like a massive challenge. In this article, I share my personal top 3 tips for establishing and maintaining a healthy balance, and provide some helpful resources from Student Wellbeing.  I’m a full time PhD (Classics) student, and throughout my … Continue reading Work-Life Balance as a Postgraduate Student

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Library

With the end of semester exams fast approaching, now is a great time to look into some of the things the library has to offer. Whether you’re looking to hit the books or de-stress and enjoy some chill time, the library has you covered!  You’ve probably walked past the library many times, maybe even popped in for a study session or some late-night exam cramming, … Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Library