Category: Wellbeing

Second year student, Kieya looks outwards towards the sea.

Second-year International Tourism Management student, Kieya, talks about her completing her degree during the pandemic and explains the steps she took to support her wellbeing.

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Ioana Batcu is a third-year Business Management student. In her blog, she discusses the importance of looking after your wellbeing as a student. Her helpful advice to better your wellbeing is shared in 3 top tips, from her own experience of lowering her stress levels while maintaining fun within her daily routine.

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Dr Iain Hamlin, Post-Doctoral Researcher, and Professor Miles Richardson, Head of the Nature Connectedness Research Group, examine how noticing, connecting with or spending time in nature during the coronavirus lockdowns has affected the wellbeing of both ourselves and our natural environment.

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Four Occupational Therapy students share how they managed to take on a role emerging placement with the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing team at the University of Derby and how they navigated this whilst working remotely due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Here, Dr Paula Holt MBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care at the University of Derby and ex-British Army officer, discusses why a growing number of veterans are coming forward to deal with alcohol misuse after many years of struggling to ask for the help they need.

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Thomas Berrington describes his daily routine whilst studying Media and Marketing at the University of Derby.

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Counselling and psychotherapy academic Yasuhiro Kotera, of the University of Derby, examines how working from home during the pandemic can affect our sense of wellbeing.

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Joanna Baker, Psychoeducation Co-ordinator and Therapist at the University of Derby, explains the steps new students can take to prepare themselves for the leap into higher education.

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University of Derby's Dr William Van Gordon and online MSc Psychology student Andrea King discuss five psychological tips for coping with chronic pain.

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Dr Elaina Taylor, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, outlines a few achievable suggestions to improve your heart health.