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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

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

Injuries scar athletes for life

Image: Unsplash – Abigail Keenan [Aimone Sharif | Sports Manager] “I felt angry! I was frustrated with everything! Nothing would fill in the hole I had inside of me; I just wanted to get back into the game as soon as possible.” Those are the words Jaide Garcia used when she talked about her sports injury during her time at university. Being an athlete is rarely a walk in the park with all the potential injuries that glare at you from around the corner. But that doesn’t stop y

What it’s like to love with depression

Image: Unsplash – Elisabetta Foco [Bryony Wharfe | Contributing Writer] “Depression and love is wanting to be shown that you are loved constantly but rejecting and not feeling worthy” – J. Moore. What if you never learned to love yourself? That every day it becomes harder and harder to be happy in who you are and where you are in your life. People can come into your life unnoticed but leave craters where your heart used to flourish; memories can turn a happy moment into the r

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