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…

Loving yourself this Valentine’s

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd Year. So it’s that time of year again. Everywhere we look we see people splashing out and making romantic plans for their loved ones. Now, I might be an embarrassing romantic at heart, but this year, I wanted to focus on another way we could use this…

Coping at Christmas

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing Christmas is supposed to be the time of year for endless joy and excitement, especially as a student. We have a secret Santa to look forward to, Mad Friday just around the corner and Christmas parties on their way. But for a lot of us, especially those of…