Fifth Week Blues?

Image description: blue smoke  Fifth Week Blues (fĭfth wēk blooz͞) pl.n . The burnout or unhappiness conventionally experienced by the students of Oxford during the fifth week of term. fifth week blues (fĭfth wēk blooz͞) pl.n . The burnout and unhappiness I experienced in the fifth week of term. One of the things I find […]

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Number of undergraduate students declaring a disability rises to 18%, annual report finds

Image Description: An aerial view of Oxford including the Radcliffe Camera, All Souls College and the High Street. The University of Oxford this week revealed that the number of undergraduates declaring a disability has now risen to 18% of the total student body. The largest single group reported mental health conditions, with 26.9% of this group […]

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MBCT: Why you should take the plunge

Ever felt overwhelmed? Or perhaps you don’t feel good enough? Perhaps you struggle for motivation, or a sense of worth? These are all common amongst the population, at universities, and, of course, at Oxford. It’s in light of this that I can highly recommend Oxford’s 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy programme. It might be interesting to […]

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Self Qare: Why we need queer-centric mental health initiatives

Images: Publicity graphics posted by @interunilgbt on Instagram.  Image credit: Charmaine Kok I’ve always resented the feeling that my existence is a political act. Coming out is a white-hot kind of dangerous in an environment where allegiances can be very efficiently defined by terms like ‘pro-gay’, ‘ex-gay’ or (heaven forbid) ‘a practising gay’. When your […]

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