Tag Archive > advice

20
Nov

Make sure you Rent Right this year!

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We’ve all heard horror stories from student housing – whether it’s nightmare landlords, houses with damage and disrepair or housemates you’d rather not be living with. But if you take time to choose your house carefully it can be a great experience! All this week we’re bringing you our advice and top tips on how to Rent Right this year.

Research Letting Agencies

You only need to ask a few friends and at least one will mention an agency that they have had issues with (perhaps one name will crop up more than once!) so it’s important to research who … Read the rest

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16
Oct

How To: Prioritise Your Mental Health at Uni

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Last week marked World Mental Health Day, so we wanted to share a blog about prioritising your mental health at university alongside the resources we shared last week. It is difficult when you are busy, working hard, away from home, or socialising a lot to keep on top of your mental health and to incorporate good self care and wellness practices into your routine.

Find activities that make you feel productive and interested

Finding activities like sports clubs, societies, part time work or other extra-curricular activities is so important. Knowing you are interested in something and have a goal or … Read the rest

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14
Oct

How to: Cope with Homesickness

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Coming to uni and leaving home can be an incredible time, having independence and being able to find your feet in a new environment. But, it can also be a really stressful time and you may be really missing your family, home and friends. During Lockdown, a lot of us spent all of our time at home, with family, and although it may have gotten tedious, it then does mean leaving may be a bit more challenging, even for returning students. We wanted to put together a few bits of advice on coping with homesickness for all students. 

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10
Oct

World Mental Health Day 2020: You Are Not Alone

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Content warning: Mental Illness

Saturday 10th October 2020 is World Mental Health Day, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let students know that in these particularly difficult times, we are here to help you with your mental health.

Problems like loneliness, homesickness, work pressures, housing issues, financial difficulties, romantic relationships, and physical health can all contribute to mental illness or struggling with your mental wellbeing at university. Whether you are a new or returning student, we know that sometimes there are things going on in your life which may negatively affect your mental health. We will be posting … Read the rest

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14
Sep

Welcome 2020: Top Tips For Living in Halls From Students, To Students

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Living in halls is a whole new world of people, experiences and opportunities, and it is such a great way to broaden your horizons, have fun and really immerse yourself in university life. It can be a total change from your life at home, and can be pretty daunting, so we want to give you some advice from the people who have been exactly where you are, about to move into halls, unsure of what to expect. 

We asked students past and present what advice they would give someone moving into halls and here are just a few of the … Read the rest

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09
May

You Are More Than Your Studies

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With exams and coursework deadlines approaching, you will be pleased to find out that we will be running our campaign again this summer to help you to relax and remind you that while your university work is important, you are more than your studies and you deserve time to relax and re-energise between deadlines.
The timetable is shaping up to be another cracker, with visits from adorable dogs and farm animals, plus favourites such as our Postgrad Power Teas and meditation classes to help you stay chilled as you smash that work out. Here’s what you can expect:

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14
Mar

NHS Health Team Visit Our Union Redbrick on Friday

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Our local NHS team are bringing their health roadshow to campus on Friday.

The team will be on the Redbrick in their Health Bus between 10:00-14:00 on the Redbrick.

They will be available to offer their top tips for staying healthy as a University student and give you an opportunity to chat with them about your experience of using local health services.

There is no need to book an appointment – simply turn up and climb aboard to chat to one of the friendly staff.

 

 

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26
Jan

Meet the Police!

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Have you got any questions about the local community that you would like answered? Or perhaps you need some advice? Our local Police Liaison Officer is coming to the Redbrick every Wednesday on the following dates between 13:30-15:00 to meet you and give you a chance to talk.

  • Wednesday 01 February
  • Wednesday 01 March
  • Wednesday 05 April
  • Wednesday 07 June
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23
Dec

Boxing Day Sales Tips

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Christmas Eve Recon Mission – If you’re really feeling keen, going on a scouting mission on Christmas Eve can be a great way to prepare for the sales. Check the back of labels in your fave stores for any markings or numbers which suggest they’ll be going in the sale! Most shops mark everything on Christmas Eve in preparation for Boxing Day.

 

Arrive early – Okay, so we’re not saying you have to be up at the crack of dawn. But make sure to arrive at your chosen shopping destination by mid morning at the latest to get hold of Read the rest

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20
Dec

Stay Safe on Salisbury Road

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There is construction work being carried out near the Gower on Salisbury Road. We have received reports of safety incidents, so please ensure that you stay safe and cross the road with caution to avoid the traffic.

Make sure you:

  • Use the pavements
  • Look both ways
  • Only cross where it is indicated you should do so

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