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How to be an ally

This IDAHOBIT Day you might hear people saying, ‘show your allyship’, or ‘be a good ally’, but what does being a good ally actually look like?

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The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, also known as IDAHOBIT Day. It occurs on May 17th to mark the day in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases. It aims to create international events to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ rights around the world.

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Graduation doesn't feel real...

Anyone else recently had their graduation ceremony? What a blur the past few years have been.

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Flipping the script: how changing your reaction can change everything

Life throws challenges that can really shake our confidence or get us down. This University Mental Health Day, our focus is all about flipping the script. 

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Jumpstart your break

Week one of the holidays has arrived, and with it comes a bittersweet realisation: while it's a break from classes, it’s hardly a holiday from study. As the days grow colder and shorter, I find myself caught in the whirlwind aftermath of Mad March, grappling with assignments looming on the horizon. The allure of sleeping in or indulging in one more YouTube video beckons, but amidst the busyness, I'm reminded of the need for self-discipline.

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Is the break finished already?

Even though a break was well needed to recharge you after the start of the semester, getting back into being in classes and the routine of study can be difficult.

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World autism month: embracing neurodiversity

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Temple Grandin, a leading voice in autism advocacy and a trailblazer in animal science, shows us that neurodiversity is not just a label—it’s a source of strength and innovation that can change the world.

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How to make new friends at university

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Making new friends is difficult. Especially when starting a new year at university and you do not know anyone.

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Missing my PhD crew

Gather around because today, we're diving into a bittersweet tale – the story of missing those awesome friends who've already graduated.

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The fringe

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The Fringe is back and so is uni.

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