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The joy of having a sustainable routine

Easier said than done, a sustainable routine helps keep you healthy, happy and able to stay on top of your studies.  A relaxing bedtime routine leading to enough, regular sleep is the bedrock on which a successful life is built. 

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Study well: a whistle stop tour from tomato timers to workplace ergonomics

It is important to structure your study time to get the most from the hours you invest.  One of the most effective methods is known as the Pomodoro Method (from the Italian for ‘tomato’).  The inventor discovered that using his

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Looking out for your mate: a guide for the concerned

Starting a new year at university, the onset of winter and potentially gloomier weather, and the prospect of greater social restrictions are just a few things that can make people feel low at this time of year.  Helping a friend

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Learning to love working from home (post-lockdown)

Now that the lockdown is easing, it is easier to adapt to some time-honoured practices for working at home successfully, including changing your scene occasionally.  Many coffee shops are offering a government subsidy Monday-Wednesday each week, so why not  pop

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New free remote study support app now available

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Fika has created a series of programmes allowing staff and students to learn from expert psychologists, students, academics and professional athletes in 5-minute video, audio and text programmes.  Download the app from Google

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How to look out for your mate – an expert guide

Helping a mate or family member when they are low or bereaved can be extremely challenging and there is no easy way to know what (or how much) to say.  What is clear is that when people are very low

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 23 – Adopting a more natural routine

Modern life very often ends up with us fighting our own bodies – drugging them with caffeine and working them hard when they are most tired and then forcing them to sit for long periods while they want to be

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 22 – Night and day

As we come to the end of the planned 23 things in this wellbeing series (do tell us if we missed your favourite diversion, wellbeing activity or practice!) I just wanted to revisit some of the fundamentals of sustainable living.

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 21 – Taking a mindful walk indoors

Even if you are self-isolating, you can still take a mindful walk.  If you have a garden with a central tree, shrub or some other focal point, so much the better, but otherwise just find or move something to the

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 20 – Art self-therapy

Like dance and writing, art expresses what is hidden in the mind through the movements of the body, and gives mindful expression to those feelings that are concealed in the body.  Getting creative can reduce stress levels and improve concentration,

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