Working in student support at a University means that almost every day I meet students who need a bit of help. This can range from people feeling a bit homesick to people right at the very tip of the mental health crisis that everyone is talking about. But one of the most common things I … More Overwhelmed
To mark international Mental Health day I’ve been uploading anonymous mental health experiences all week long. Todays one is from a friend who went to the same University as me, and is a call to talk to others about how you are feeling. Talk Tonight I have always felt fairly ‘odd’; as if I don’t … More Headspace #9
Ok, so this is it. With only 5 days before jumping on my bicycle this is the last pre-ride update. Life is currently extremely busy, to the point of serious stress. In 2 days I will be leaving my current job and my current house on the same day (and after 4 years, there is … More 5 days to go!
Hi everyone. Over the last two weeks Students in Bangor have been debating the No More Page 3 campaign, and whether or not Bangor Students’ Union should support this campaign. We’ve put out more than 15 different student/graduate written articles in the run up to the debate, highlighting different angles and arguments, with the intention of … More No More Page 3 arguments
There are many different ways to get between Lands End and John O’Groats. The absolute shortest route is 871 miles – but practicalities (e.g. motorways, overnight stops, finding food) mean that the typical route is 900-1000 miles. For my ride I shall be going via Bangor (for graduation ceremonies) and York (where my mother lives), … More Route
So last night I was at the AU dinner, and as always I was blown away by some of the amazing feats achieved by students in Bangor. From competing on the world and European stage, being UK champions, even being the coach of a national team, it’s fair to say we have some elite athletes … More First steps
Just a very brief update tonight. At the moment life is consumed by elections, a frenzy of should selling and self promotion that will either destroy you or consume you. I’ve become rather blasé about the whole thing, focusing on getting students to vote in all elections based on the candidates manifestos, and asking them … More Viral videos and union successes
So, I planned tonight to set up a blog for a variety of reasons, but initially to explore a personal issue, and a very public question. However, I was utterly astonished to discover that not only do I already have a published blog from 2008, but that it revealed what thoughts had been on my … More Time capsules and future gazing