Staying active

Top tips for keeping fit at home

  Our #HallamInsider Chandni Soren wanted to share with you a few ways that she is keeping fit and staying active at home during the current Coronavirus situation. “As well as to stay in shape,  the more important reasons I exercise are to lift my mood, clear my mind, get a rush of endorphins and…

You can’t run from your problems…or can you?

By James Cantrill, BA (Hons) Journalism. Struggling with the all the stress of uni? Is the amount of work you have getting you down? Are you anxious that you haven’t got enough money to get you by? Well, sometimes you might not find what you are looking for in the pub, at the bottom of…

4 ways yoga improves your mental health

by Daniela Baicoianu, BA (Hons) Public Relations Have you ever thought yourself a yogi after having only done a few random YouTube videos? I did. Soon enough I started to realise I had no idea what I was doing. I slowly became frustrated with my level of flexibility or total lack of it. I had pushed…

Hallam mental health support: The ultimate list

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 3rd Year World Mental Health Day is an incredible opportunity for people to start conversations about their experiences with mental health difficulties and recovery. For many university students, finding the courage to even consider speaking about these topics can be a daunting task, and I as well as many…

Four vital things to know to reduce stress at uni

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd Year  1. How to cope with financial stress For most of us, university is the first time we have lived away from home, and therefore the first time we are financially responsible for ourselves. So first things first, we have to cut ourselves some slack. We’re going…

How to beat the postgraduate blues

 By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year It’s the end of 3rd Year! Finally the exams and assignments are done, all the celebrations are over, and now you’re left to wonder what life after summer is going to bring. It’s a time where the unknown is your present, and you’re left with the reminder that…

Not giving up when depressed at uni

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 3rd Year I have toyed with the idea of dropping out of university on numerous occasions in the time I have spent at Sheffield Hallam. After attempting to move into the city twice, my first and second year, and both moves ending with major depressive breakdowns, I felt…