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Wellbeing Boosting Habits and Activities

Posted on: 27 April 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Zach Bishop blog

As someone who has experienced the odd period of low-mood and a general ‘slump’ in wellbeing, I have learnt just how important the practice of building positive habits and activities can be in order to boost your wellbeing in a positive way! If you’re after some tips and tricks of habits and activities which you can get started with today, then be sure to read on.

Magnet Fishing: An attractive hobby for you and the environment

Posted on: 29 March 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

Earth Month - Steven Daniels

For a few years now, I have stood at the water’s edge holding a line of rope, and many a passer-by has stopped and stared. “What are you doing?” they ask, with curiosity and confusion. “Magnet fishing”, I reply, reassuringly. Some have seen it online. Some thank me for what I’m doing. Some think I’m trying to catch fish (“But fish aren’t magnetic!”). Most just enquire more about the hobby. “Magnet fishing? What’s that?”

Semester 1 Summaries: Zach Bishop

Posted on: 10 December 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Liverpool docks banner image

Following a first year of disruptions and lockdowns, it has been wonderful to finally be back on campus this semester and experiencing the best of what the city of Liverpool and the university has to offer.

Our Favourite Places to Visit Outside of the City

Posted on: 8 August 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Photograph of Crosby Beach

Sometimes you just want to take a break from city life, escape for a few hours. We know the feeling! We've put together a few suggestions of where you could go, including some stops along the way. So get your comfy trainers ready because you're about to go on an adventure.

Opinion: Why the government's race report is deeply flawed

Posted on: 21 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Crumpled paper with the word 'racism' printed on it

Dr Leona Vaughn, Derby Fellow in the politics department, gives her view on the government's recent report into race and racism in the UK.

Your guide to the 2021 local elections in the North West

Posted on: 13 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

A silhouette of someone casting a vote

With the 2021 local elections on the horizon, Professor Jon Tonge provides a breakdown of the key events and numbers before ballot-boxes open on Thursday 6 May.

New perspectives on Corbyn and Corbynism

Posted on: 11 February 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally

Alan Bennett uses the character Irwin in The History Boys to argue that “our perspective on the past alters. Looking back, immediately in front of us is dead ground. We don't see it, and because we don't see it this means that there is no period so remote as the recent past. And one of the historian's jobs is to anticipate what our perspective of that period will be.”

COVID-19, nationalism, and students: how we are impacted and why you should care

Posted on: 8 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts

A Union Jack flag draped over a bench

First year Politics student Charlotte Marshall gives her view on the emergence of COVID nationalism, and how government restrictions have impacted her student peers.

2020: My year in review as a Politics student

Posted on: 9 December 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Covid-19 signs - Notting Hill Gate underground station

Third year International Politics student Ash Mears talks about how 2020 has changed her perspective on why her degree is important and how she wants to help in developing a more equal world in her career.

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    Wellbeing Boosting Habits and Activities

    Zach Bishop blog

    Posted on: 27 April 2022 | Category: 2022 posts

    As someone who has experienced the odd period of low-mood and a general ‘slump’ in wellbeing, I have learnt just how important the practice of building positive habits and activities can be in order to boost your wellbeing in a positive way! If you’re after some tips and tricks of habits and activities which you can get started with today, then be sure to read on.

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