Author: Charlotte Jayne Evans

Campus Security offer their services to keep you safe at night

Being on campus late at night is often inevitable for many students, but what happens when it’s dark and you’re on your own? When you’ve got to walk back home on your own, and you’re not sure of your way in the dark? What happens when you worry someone might be following you? You could have to pay out for a taxi, and still not feel entirely safe. But there is an easy way to combat that sense of anxiety: contact campus security. Last year, Campus Security got an update and introduced a chaperone service, for any students who feel...

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Know your limits

Congratulations new students. Welcome to some of the best years of your lives; three, four, five or more years studying in an amazing city with culture and experiences in every direction. The expectation will be that you are going to experience most of this culture in your first week; Fresher’s Week. Events happen every day and every night, often into the early hours of the morning. On campus events, and bar crawls in town will have you busy for hours on end; you’ll lose track of time as you make new friends and dance the night away. But there...

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Be sure, get vaccinated

Fresher’s week is upon us. That means so is the big move. For weeks you will have been preparing for this next step; that bottom drawer will now be being called into use. New pots, plates, bowls and cutlery. New bed linens, pillows, soaps, shampoos and towels. But what you won’t have packed, is the insurance that you are safe from some of the most dangerous infections and illnesses. The advice offered by Public Health England is that all students heading off to university should be protected against strains of the meningococcal bacteria (MenACWY), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus...

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Mental Health Awareness Week – never be afraid to talk

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (14th – 20th May). The focus this year is understanding stress, and the impacts that it can have on the lives of those dealing with it. Stress can induce insomnia, loss of appetite, lack of concentration, and lead to many other damaging side effects that will almost definitely be a detriment to the potential of all students during this already hectic exam period. Mental health has always been something that we need to be paying more attention to. The lack of education on mental health and well-being in schools makes awareness weeks,...

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Self-driving cars: dangers of the future

Technology develops more rapidly than the British weather changes, it seems. With new phones out every few months, new laptops, new visual reality devices filling the shelves, it was only a matter of time before the auto industry decided to join the money making party. There have been leaps forward already, with the introduction of in car cameras, and age-old parking sensors, but Uber have finally taken the next step; self-driving cars. Yes, that’s right, a multiple tonne metal box with only a computer programme controlling it has already been let onto the roads of the American city, Pittsburgh....

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