Staying Well at Uni

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Continuing our theme of how to stay happy and healthy at university, a new report shows how the UK is not the only country to see increasing mental health issues amongst students. In fact,  it looks like its becoming pretty widespread no matter where you study in the world.  This research, called Student Wellbeing Matters, takes an independent look at existing research from the UK as well as Germany, Spain and Australia to find out more about how student welfare has changed recently.

The research lists most of the obvious stressors such as financial pressures, academic stress, long commute times, social pressures, job worries and finding the balance between work and study. It also makes an interesting link to housing problems too. The latest National Student Housing Survey supports this, showing a strong correlation between satisfaction with where you live and overall happiness at University. In fact, the correlation is so strong that 80% who rated their accommodation as good or very good, also said it had a positive impact on their wellbeing and 84% who rated their accommodation as bad or very bad, also said it had a negative impact on their wellbeing.

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The Different Types of Student Accommodation – and How to Choose

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Trying to decide what type of accommodation to live in next year? Whether you’re a first-year looking for a clue or you’re a seasoned student looking for a change of scene, there are several options open to you. We’ve outlined the gist of each type of accommodation below, along with the key considerations and the main pros and cons.

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5 Reasons to Get a Summer Job – and How to Impress Employers

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So you’ve got through a whole year of uni and come out the other side. You’ve battled freshers’ flu, you’ve powered through the cold winter months, and you’ve endured the heartbreak of sitting in the library as the weather outside has become gradually warmer. But you’ve made it. Summer is finally here, all the hard work has paid off, and you’ve finished the year with a positive outlook. Now what?

Do you book yourself a summer getaway and chill on the beach with a nice cold beer? Or do you go home and spend some quality time with your family? Regardless of what you choose to do, you’re going to need a bit of extra cash to make it happen, and there’s no better way to do so than landing yourself a job throughout the summer months. If you’re still not convinced, our top five reasons to get a summer job will have you scouring the web for available positions in no time at all.

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