Losing a Friend

Paris Holden was just 21 years-old when she was found face-down in her garden last weekend. She suffered a sudden, unexpected heart attack and she had no heartbeat for just under 30 minutes.

Despite lasting the night in hospital in intensive care, Paris lost her fight for life late on Sunday night. Continue reading

First date nerves

Going on a first date can be the most nerve-wracking experience a young man can go through.  Men will sometimes spend days fretting over little details such as what to wear and even what to say.

Gavin Askew, student at Sheffield Hallam University, has had similar experience over the past few months.

“Since I broke up with my girlfriend a while back I’ve been on a few dates. I don’t enjoy them too much. Continue reading

Student lifestyle caused my insomnia

The most common causes of insomnia include include mood and anxiety disorders, physical conditions such as heart disease and hormone problems. However, for students, it seems to be their lifestyle that is causing the problem.

Dominic Phelan, History & Politics student at the University of Sheffield, believes he has suffered from insomnia since his first year of studies.

“First of all, I think university life as a whole has caused this. It ranges from everything, from the way I eat to the worry of future deadlines. Continue reading

“I quit University because I don’t drink alcohol”

Staffordshire University student, James Hulson, reveals how he quit his Computing and Engineering course two years ago because he  “couldn’t fit in” without consuming alcohol.

It is widely regarded that University and consuming alcohol go hand-in-hand. Most adults seem to think that students spend approximately 10% of their time studying, 40% of their time in bed, and 50% of their time in the pub.

However, this is not always the case, and it certainly was not the case for James Hulson. James, now 20 years-old, went to Staffordshire University two years ago to study Computing and Engineering.

Despite him moving to University full of hope and optimism, he never managed to settle in within his halls of residence, and lasted just nine days before returning home.

“It was pretty evident straight away that all anybody was interested in was how much you could drink on a night out” said James.

“I understood that maybe it was just a freshers’ thing so I tried to wait it out, but it was too much to handle. I went out with them for the first couple of nights, drinking soft drinks, but the atmosphere and the people themselves just weren’t for me.”

James often felt left out on visits to the Students’ Union bar

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