Category: Lifestyle & Health

Valentine’s Day: love it or loathe it?

Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s day is approaching! It’s the ‘one day of the year’ where you can show your loved one just how much they mean to you, some may argue. Here are some of the...

/ 7th February 2018

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a complex depressive illness that affects people the most at the height of winter and summer. Those affected experience fatigue, mood swings, and problems concentrating and anxiety; which makes coping with winter seem impossible and pointless. In order to cope with this illness, many choose to retreat indoors...

/ 17th January 2018

Breastfeeding in public: a taboo turned into a right

Breastfeeding in public has been a taboo subject which is slowly being broken by the growth of feminism and women empowerment campaigns. In most countries, it is legal and uncontroversial to do so. In the UK, breastfeeding in public is a right covered by The Equality Act 2010 and the Sex...

/ 16th January 2018

DMU Library Hacks (Take Snacks)

Fun Fact: “Kimberlin library was named after Mr A.H.W. Kimberlin who, as Chairman of the Board of Governors, and in other roles, made a major contribution to the development of the colleges and polytechnic that later became De Montfort University.” ...

/ 29th March 2017

Coming To Terms With My Sexuality

Before I came to university, I used to sit at a table in College called the ‘Lesbian Table.’ Not because I was a lesbian, but because they were my friends. That was my first experience with the LGBT community: the...

/ 21st March 2017

Earth Week 2017

DMU is running an Earth Week to make it a more sustainable university in which to study and work. The Earth Week starts on Monday 20th March and is a series of fun activities and events around sustainability, including film...

/ 14th March 2017

What Happens Next? Life after Graduation

As students we spend so much time thinking about the next course work submission, or revising for the next exam that we often forget what it is we are actually working towards… Graduation. It’s a seriously daunting thought isn’t it?...

/ 23rd February 2017

Gender Fluidity: A Personal Experience

Gender fluidity is one of those things that many people don’t understand, it is where the person is often fluid between male and female and is very new in society; many people are used to either cis-gender or transgender and...

/ 21st February 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Did you know there are over 4,500 Fairtrade certified products for sale in the UK?! It’s Fairtrade Fortnight 27th February – 12th March. DMU was awarded Fairtrade status in March 2010 and this year we have a number of exciting...

/ 21st February 2017