Student | Reka Goupil Moving to university is a big deal. Whether you’re excited to be waving your parents goodbye, or sad to miss home-cooked meals and your dog, I’m sure you’d like to emerge unscathed and mental breakdown free. While taking care of yourself fully for the first time may come naturally to some, I definitely think there is a learning curve. Here are … Continue reading General Wellbeing at University
Student | Rebecca Williams Living on campus is most certainly the easy option – no bills to pay and pretty much everything is on your doorstep. Not to mention the cleaners. Waking up five minutes before a lecture begins does not even stop you from going. The convenience levels of living on campus are through the roof, but its accessibility to lectures and seminars may … Continue reading Why Living Off Campus Has More Benefits Than You Think!
Opinion & Debates Editor | Nicholas Ross Movember is an NGO whose missions are raising awareness for male issues like male mental health and prostate cancer and donating to relevant groups. For the last few years it has funded millions of pounds worldwide to donate to organisations such as The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Its aims are noble but imply a sad reality about … Continue reading Why the World Does Not Accommodate Male Mental Health: A Movember Reflection
Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Forty years after the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, an estimated 36.9 million people worldwide are still living with HIV. Despite AIDS-related deaths reducing to more than 51% – since its peak in 2001 – it is estimated that the illness still caused almost a million deaths in 2017. (UNAIDS.org) This year the fight to defeat HIV and AIDS … Continue reading ‘Know Your Status’: World AIDS Day 30 Years On
Featured Photograph: During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. / UN Photo (1982) Editor | Cassandra Lau World Tolerance Day marks the 16th November every year as a day to generate public awareness of the dangers and unacceptability of intolerance. “Tolerance … Continue reading World Tolerance Day 2018: Understanding Intolerance is Key.
Arts Editor | Mimi Markham Content warning: eating disorders The narrative is familiar: student mental illness is a growing problem. In the last ten years, first year students who report they suffer from a mental illness has increased fivefold. 75% of mental illnesses are established by the age of 25 and, as many students arrive as teenagers, there is no doubt universities must acknowledge their … Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Month: When mental and physical health intersect
Student Writer | Alexa Tecson We’ve all heard the jokes, we’ve all seen the stereotypes, we’ve all witnessed the complaints: ‘As an Asian, our career choices are doctor, lawyer, engineer or disgrace to family. ‘Only 90% in exam? I have no son’. And my personal favorite, ‘Why did you get B? You’re A-sian not B-sian’. Unfortunately, the humor from these jokes come from a place … Continue reading The Taboo of Mental Health in Asian Culture
Guest Writer | Kelly Cheung Affecting 70 million people worldwide in every language and culture, stammering (also referred as stuttering in the U.S.) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that creates speech problems, such as sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words. Although everyone will experience a small degree of disfluency while speaker, a person who stammers experiences notable disfluency, with … Continue reading International Stammering Awareness Day: Restore the Lost Voices
Editor | Cassandra Lau Many probably recall being told off for wasting or playing with food as a child. Many might also recall hearing the familiar phrase, “Don’t waste food! There are children starving in Africa!” Digging into why its such a commonly used phrase, here are some interesting comments by people on Quora: “Not wasting food” seems to be a basic principle and even … Continue reading Food System Impact: How to Adopt a Sustainable Diet
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