Category: Education

University Mental Health – how to thrive in higher education

University Mental Health University Mental Health Day – March 1st 2018 University Mental Health Day is a national campaign which promotes the mental health of people who live, work and study in universities. It is jointly run by Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Charity) and encourages all staff and students to get involved. If you have someone you care about heading off to university it is important to know that they will be looked after, not just physically, but mentally as well. They may be living away from home for the first time and dealing with new people, new surroundings...

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Children’s hobbies and why they should remain just that – hobbies

Why Children’s hobbies are so important The definition of a hobby is An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. A hobby is meant to be a hobby When your child takes up something new it is exciting for us parents. You begin to see their true personality and individuality. Then when a child starts getting better at it the excitement leads us to believe that it is something we should push and encourage. This is a natural, healthy reaction as we just want the best opportunities for our children and their future success, but we need to...

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Student Volunteering Week 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018 Student Volunteering Week takes place in order to highlight the positive contribution that students who volunteer make to their own communities. It recognises the many benefits that everyone who participates in the process receives whilst encouraging more students to become involved with volunteering their valuable skills and time. Student Volunteering Week is now in its 17th year and is carried out by the collaboration of three organisations: Student Volunteering Network, Student Hubs and NUS. Last year 60 Colleges, Universities and Students’ Unions from all over the UK with over 55,000 students took part in this event. Why...

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Keeping children safe online – Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day – Keeping children safe online Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally. It is held in February each year to inspire a national conversation. It is a partnership of three organisations, (Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL) and was created to ‘promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people‘. “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. This year Safer Internet Day is on February 6th As a parent myself, I have had to work very hard to keep up with the ever-changing technology available to my children. I didn’t use the internet much myself until...

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Revision: How, when, why and what?

I have a particular image in my head when I think about revision. It’s the view out of my bedroom window in my old family home in Bath. The sky is blue, there’s glorious sunshine bouncing off the rooftops and I am stuck at my desk with exercise books, textbooks, folders and files, scattered around me. And I just can’t seem to concentrate. Not when the sky is such a deep shade of blue and the sun is glinting so brightly and I am in a dimly lit, stuffy old room. That image comes from my memory of revising...

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