Prayer can help keep a sense of perspective, through listening to the ‘still small voice’ of God and finding peace and nourishment. Prayer and meditation are proven to keep you in good health and reduce stress, which is very important at university with all those essay deadlines and exams!
Moving away from a partner to attend university is one life’s hardest challenges. Jessica shares the story of her long distance relationship with Tom, and offers some sage advice on how to maintain a healthy and fulfilling long distance relationship whilst at university.
Take five minutes this term to have a conversation with someone about mental health. Here are my top five tips for practicing good mental wellbeing at university.
Making a difference in the world is about small steps. It can often feel like the problems of the world are too big and we must therefore give up doing anything to make a difference, but God encourages us to do something anyway. If doing something only helps one person, it’s already better than doing nothing and helping no-one at all.
A super easy and delicious salmon carbonara with crème fraiche and lemon that’s quick to rustle up but sure to impress your flatmates! Full of flavour and minimal clearing up afterwards; we count that as a win. Serves: 4. Cooking time: 20 minutes. You’ll want to make it again and again!
Evangelism. Many of us shudder at the idea of it. We think of it as such a dirty word nowadays. Evangelism conjures up images of Billy Graham, hundreds and thousands of people flocking to his feet. Contemporary evangelism may have grown up a bit, but we still hold that picture in our heads and it gets results, there’s no denying that.
For even the calmest among prospective students, coming to university is a leap of faith. For anxious people like myself, it’s been downright terrifying at points. However,there are certain things you can do which make the experience more fulfilling and at the very least, less stressful.