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…

Imposter syndrome

By Paul Besley, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd year I had Impostor Syndrome big style when the start of university was approaching. Here are a few facts. I had spent my life at the top of international companies. A mainstream publisher had published my first book, and I had a contract for two more. BUT…

How to make friends at uni

By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year This weekend you move to Sheffield to begin your course at Hallam. You have no idea what to expect and are probably feeling nervous excitement. At least I was three years ago! Here’s a few tips to help you get the most out of your first few weeks…

Nervous about beginning uni?

By Jess Brown, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, 2nd year People can tell you it’s going to be Ok, and you’re going to do amazing things at uni. But just like someone trying to tell you what cake tastes like, it won’t work. You need to taste for yourself! Although I wish it did work, that’d be great.…

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…

The ultimate guide to fresher’s freebies

Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska You’re about to get very popular. If you want to avoid constant notifications on every device you own, you should make a new, separate e-mail specifically for offers. This is a must. Most of the freebies are given out in return for you signing up to the company’s/society’s/club’s contact…

Uni tips I wish I’d been told

Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska.   Here are a few tips I wish I’d been told before starting uni. So that unlike me, you’re not left to figure them out by yourself! Dobby is a fat elf. Uni makes you fat, it’s definitely a scientific fact. Freedom doesn’t combine well with low funds. And if you’re…

My LGBT experience: why I chose Hallam

By Luke Allan, BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media, 4th Year In my time at university I’ve learnt many things, like how to balance my studies with my social life, write a great press release and how to cook an epic Nasi Goreng. But the biggest and most important thing I’ve learnt is to be myself,…