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    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…

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    Mind Matters

    For many, university marks the first point at which one can begin to really forge their own identity. And yet, paradoxically, you are bombarded with alternate ways of being. Be it novel societies, the questioning of your sexuality or the first time you’re offered MDMA, you’re launched into an environment where, supposedly, anything goes. More independent than ever, surrounded by peers and like-minded individuals and with a multitude of opportunities stretching in front of you, university sure is a great place in which to harvest those components that make you, you. Though it’s easy to romanticise the reason we all traipsed off to sit in a classroom for another three…