It’s a strange time to be an international student right now. We are currently living in very uncertain times, hoping for all of this to be over soon. Being 6500 miles away from home and remaining on campus has been pretty isolating for me, and I’ve been missing home more than ever before. However, I’ve … Continue reading Homesickness: looking after yourself when you’re separated from family and friends
Looking after your mental health can be a challenge at the best of times. In these circumstances it can become even more difficult. Being isolated from loved ones and being stuck indoors can be detrimental to mental wellbeing and triggering for those who have existing mental health problems. This blog post has some basic tips … Continue reading How to look after your mental health during lockdown
Here are ten tips for preparing for university whilst staying safe at home. 1. Check out York’s societies Joining a society is one of the easiest ways to make friends and meet like-minded people. York has over 200 societies and clubs, so have a look and list the ones you would like to try over … Continue reading Ten top tips for preparing for university
I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! I know that being in lockdown can be a pretty scary time and I am sure you’ve found that you now have a lot of extra time on your hands. To make good use of this time, I have created a list of top things … Continue reading How to prepare for University during lockdown!
As people around the world continue to confront the multiple challenges posed by COVID-19, more than ever, wellness is of critical importance. Keeping healthy and balanced is no walk in the park (pun intended, sorry!) when we’re confined to our homes and college rooms; when we have to perform academically and have such little social … Continue reading Three Apps for a Lockdown Wellness Boost!
Let’s put it this way: the world going into lockdown was completely unexpected and you’re right to feel confused about how to live normal life. I’ve put together three pieces of advice for staying in touch with your friends and family. Hopefully they make staying at home a little easier! It’s Quiz time! Brush up … Continue reading How to stay in touch with your family and friends during lockdown
Who would have thought our last term would’ve ended like this? It seems like a sci-fi film to me at times. But I hope you’re all keeping safe and trying to maintain some normality in your day-to-day lives. As a third year, I’ve been trying to do assignments and my dissertation to the best of … Continue reading My top tips for studying at home
After two and a half years living independently in different cities and countries from my family, I now find myself having to adjust to studying at home. These are my top five tips for tricking your brain into being just as productive – or more so – at home as you would be at uni. … Continue reading Five tips for studying at home
What comes to your mind when you think of the word vegan? Perhaps a highly restrictive diet that mostly consists of boring salads or the same bland food every day. This couldn’t be furthest from the truth! In this blog, I will show you what it’s like to eat vegan for a day with three … Continue reading Top 3 vegan meals to learn during lockdown