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Looking After Yourself

Whether you've been living independently for years or this is your first time away from home, it never hurts to learn a few extra tips to keep yourself healthy and happy! Check back here on 7th August for articles containing advice on accessing healthcare, how to cook healthily while keeping costs down, and how to look after your mental health while studying.

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Looking After Yourself articles

8 top tips to staying healthy as a veggie/vegan student

Whether you’re doing it for the animals, the environment, your health or the fact that you simply can’t cook (let alone afford meat on your student budget) vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more popular than ever among students. Here are 8 tips to help you to stay healthy on a veggie/vegan diet.

5 Quiet Spots Near UCL

With around 40,000 students, UCL's campus can sometimes seem hectic. Will Roberts, one of our Student Contributors, gives us his favourite 5 spots near campus to get away when you need a moment of calm. 

12 top self-care tips from the SSW team!

In the SSW office, we’ve asked some of our team to share their self-care tips with you! These are all things that we try to incorporate into our day-to-day lives to make sure we can look after ourselves before we can begin to look after and help others.

Accessing Healthcare: Where can I get help?

How to access healthcare in the UK might not immediately obvious for people from other parts of the world (or even for UK residents, for that matter!) In this article, we outline the number of different routes to go down, depending on the urgency of the problem.