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Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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It Is Okay Not To Be Okay

Jake Borrett In September 2016, I graduated with a First-class honours degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. However, when reflecting, there were times when I never thought I would achieve this. I enrolled at the University of Hertfordshire in September 2012, and like many other students I was apprehensive, but I was also fearful because I decided to study at my local university and to commute there due to ill health and family circumstances. During my first year

Important services for International Students at the University of Hertfordshire

By Aishwarya Upadhyay There is a long list of support provided by the University of Hertfordshire, both for home students and its warmly welcomed international students. The university and the Student’s Union both provide support ranging from emotional support to academic support, as well as legal advice for all students. The university cares for students in every possible way, so this article is to make you aware of the services and support available to you. We’ll start this

3 Things You’ll Experience At A New Job & How To Deal With Them

This article was originally created for The Odyssey Online and has been published here with the author’s permission. Starting a new job is tough, no matter what role it is. You’ve got a new boss, you’re meeting new people, you’re doing new things, making mistakes, and all of these are making it a lot harder to relax and are making your new work that extra bit tiring. Have no fear: this is all normal, even though it admittedly does kinda suck. While making mistakes is inevitab

What’s happening to students’ mental health?

Image: Pixabay [April Wilson | TV Director] With the threat of a hike in tuition fees (again) and increased competition in the job market, it appears that the pressure on students is continuing to rise. What toll does this take on students’ mental health? Student Stress While starting university can be an exciting experience, it is also a very stressful time for students. Many students will have never lived away from home before or have never been apart from their family for

Does talking about mental health help end the stigma surrounding it?

Image: Pixabay [April Wilson | TV Director] More and more people, especially celebrities, are opening up about their experiences surrounding their mental health, but is this helping to end the stigma that still exists today around issues surrounding mental health? Being a student I often worry about the mental health of my friends, as more of them than not are trying to juggle a job, exams and trying to figure out what they want to do with their life. Let’s face it, universit

Coping with anxiety at University

[Charlotte Mullin | Contributing Writer] Cramming the last of my possessions into my dad’s car on Tuesday, preparing to leave Hatfield for good, I had three thoughts: It is so hot. It is so blisteringly, skin-meltingly hot that I might as well just combust to escape this torturous existence. My entire life can fit into a Volkswagen Golf. I am no longer a student. As you can imagine, the final thought in particular weighed on my mind a lot, provoking a lot of internal screamin

Mental Health Awareness Week: Outreach Services at UH

[Mohammed Afkhami | Contributing Writer] This year’s mental health awareness week is taking place from 11th to 17th of May, but an increasing openness to talk about a previously hidden away part of the human condition is becoming obvious. You will be even more aware of this if you’ve liked Mind, the Stephen Fry-led NGO that exists to help those with mental health problems and hopefully destigmatise the experience in the process. The argument put forward by these movements is

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