Writing and Mental Health

On the 16th of March, Gwyneth Lewis (a Welsh poet) gave a talk on Writing on Mental Health at my university. I was interested because I’m a writer and I have struggled with depression myself. I wanted to know more about the relation between writing and mental health and one of the first points that Gwyneth gave immediately spoke to There’s more for you to read!

Drinking alcohol or not

To drink alcohol or not to drink alcohol, is a question that runs through my mind way too often. I don’t know if I want to drink. Personally, I don’t feel like it. Socially I do. In a way, coming to a university in the UK was a mistake. The drinking culture is crazy. People drink to get drunk. The end. A There’s more for you to read!

Goodbyes are not forever goodbye’s

All around campus boxes have appeared. I see more parents than ever and slowly, the campus is getting emptier. 9 Months of university have passed and it is time for everyone to move on. It is time for everyone to go home.   Somewhere around the beginning of April, I more or less started living in a different flat than There’s more for you to read!

Living in university accommodation

Penbryn is located at the centre of campus. Most of my classes are at a 5-minute walking distance, which is incredibly convenient. TaMed Da, the restaurant is downstairs in the same building as our sleeping residences. There is a small communal area on each floor for all of the hallways of that floor together.             There’s more for you to read!

WE WON SUPERTEAMS!

‘Do you remember when we won superteams??’ was the chant that echoed in one’s ear if in the company of one of the members of our team: ‘Our drinking team has a football problem.’ On Monday afternoon, most of us had a hangover or were still drunk from the previous night of celebration for winning what seems to be the There’s more for you to read!

Aberystwyth University Women’s Football Team

After moving away from my old football team, I couldn’t wait to start playing again elsewhere; so much that I stalked their Facebook page and considered messaging them before I arrived. I wanted to make sure I could start playing straight away. It had been 3 months after all… I was slightly afraid that football at university wouldn’t be taken There’s more for you to read!

What freshers week was like

Back in 2015, I intended to write a post about what freshers week was like. It might be a little bit late now, but I like to so that I can save the memory. Looking back at the pictures from that week our haircuts all seem a little bit shorter and all our faces look that little bit younger. It There’s more for you to read!

Nadolig Llawen! Merry Christmas!

On the 8th of November, I heard the first Christmas song in our flat. Halloween decorations were removed from doors and replaced by Christmas decorations instead. For one, people like Christmas a lot, but on the other hand, since the vacation period started quite early we could not afford to wait too long to celebrate it. James organised our very own There’s more for you to read!

Activities Week & Exploring

Activities week was basically a 3-day lasting ‘week’ in which we got to try out different sports and societies. You could choose between sports ranging from underwater hockey to lacrosse and to basketball, but I had already set my eyes on football. Since football only took up 2 of my choices, I also tried out tennis, running and gave the There’s more for you to read!