“I ended up intercalating to spend more time on myself”

Going into his third year this year, Biology student Kyle Spurr shares his story about intercalating and finding part-time work whilst battling depression. Content warning: mention of self harm and suicide.

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Recognising Stress & Imposter Syndrome

Bethany Dahlstrom just completed her second-year confirmation as a PhD student in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Having been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder at a relatively young age, she’s spent most of her academic career trying to maintain a healthy balance between work and life, and this is often interrupted by anxiety, chronic depressive episodes (after re-diagnosis), ADHD, and PTSD. After going through some of the mindfulness sessions offered by FASS for PhD students, she was able to form a vocabulary to define her feelings of unrest and anxiety: imposter syndrome. In a few short …

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