• Featured,  Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    Studying for a master’s degree helped my mental health

    I’m currently a postgraduate student, studying for a Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing Communications, with hopes of starting my own business or doing a PhD in business and marketing. A few years ago, that wouldn’t have even crossed my mind. I graduated with a 2.1 in journalism for my undergrad in 2017, and although there were parts that I enjoyed (the course itself), I wasn’t happy, and I wasn’t in a good place mentally. After graduating, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and I feel as though a lot of people find themselves like this after graduating. “University opens doors”, but in reality, it doesn’t (for…

  • Featured,  Huddersfield,  Mental Health,  University

    How to pick yourself up after a low assignment grade: tips and motivators

    Time at university is full of surprising ups and downs, self-actualisation, and opportunities to improve and develop yourself to a professional level, and therefore, failures and let-downs are a very regular part of student life. Of course, no one likes to fail, but as much as we are wary of it, it is guaranteed and necessary if we want to make something out of ourselves. In fact, the only way you can avoid failure is never trying in the first place. Despite realising this, failure is painful and often difficult to accept. When faced with it, a lot of people do not know what to do next, or how to…

  • Mental Health

    #TimeToTalk

    It’s #TimeToTalk day,  a day where we can all help tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. Although, we should all be encouraged to openly talk about our mental health on a normal day-to-day basis, without the worries of what other people may say or think. However it can still be difficult in today’s society. First-year criminology  student, Natasha Reece, openly discusses her mental health and how it impacts her on a day-to-day basis: Hi, I’m awkward and I suffer from severe anxiety, depression and low moods, a trio of things you maybe don’t want to have when you’re a student. My usual days consist of me waking up worried, being…