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Dealing with panic attacks

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy. Panic attacks are exactly what their name says – when you feel like you’re being physically attacked by the anxiety – the panic – your body is experiencing. They’re both emotionally and physically draining. Lots of people get panic attacks as a one-off during a stressful period. …

Dealing with mental health at uni

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy.  When I came to uni I was really nervous about a lot of things, like everyone else starting first year. What will my hallmates be like? (Lovely) Will I like the course? (Absolutely) How will I fit in? (Not so bad at all). However, I had another …

Let me introduce myself

Guest post by second year medical student, Issy. I’m Issy. I’m a second year medical student here in Nottingham. I love my sports – rowing and sailing especially – and live with five of my best friends in Dunkirk. I have the cutest dog you may ever meet (biased opinion). She’s a King Charles Spaniel …

What to Pack for University

Although summer is still in very much session, bright and hot as ever, with uni right around the corner it’s high time we students start to consider what to take – or not to take – with us when we head on back, because every bit of space counts (trusttt me). From having lived off …

My Internship Application Experience

About the Nottingham Internship Scheme Every year the Nottingham Internship Scheme takes place over the course of the summer holidays. Featuring a huge variety of local and national internship opportunities from a range of business from sectors such as business, research and engineering, almost every possible sector is covered. Internships offer you the ability to …

Dissertation Chronicles: Part 2

6. Okay you’ve written quite a lot … Well done! Take a month off! Do nothing! via GIPHY 7. You’ve reread what you’ve written …. And realise you were no position to take a month off babe. This is a hot mess. A HOT mess. via GIPHY 8. Eat, sleep, diss, repeat.  You’re treating this essay like …

3 Quick Homemade Snacks

I’d been eating a LOT of biscuits up until recently. So much so that I got a little tired of them and decided to mix things up and make my own snacks – there are only so many chocolate digestives a person can eat ! While I don’t always have time to bake, these 3 …

How to maximise productivity this Easter

Easter is here! That magical time when all the work gets done, am I right?! I know I’m not the only one who’s been saying “I’ll do it over Easter” for the past … 3 weeks.  Having been through a few Easters at uni, here are my tips on how to make the most of …

5 Ways Being a Humanities Student Is like Being a Medieval Monk

Student life can get a bit of a bad rap. Media depictions of students tend to be heavy on the beer and the instant noodles and light on the study and the hair shirts. Oh, did I say hair shirts? I must have slipped up because being a student is so like being a member of a …

My food epiphany

I am a major hater of beans. All beans face my wrath, but I utterly despise baked beans, despite them being the classic student staple. I thought I hated all foods with similar textures (even though peas are one of my favourite vegetables). I think the fact that peanuts are also legumes scared me a …