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Fresher’s Week is one of the most important events that commence your experiences at University. In a way, it represents the first impression you take away from University and usually this involves meeting new people, attending new events and involving yourself in new activities. My fresher’s week started off pretty stressful to be honest! I had just moved from Dubai and being an International Student came with a lot of doubts. I was constantly worried about whether I would fit in and be liked by my flatmates and if I would find any activities or societies that suited my interests.…

It seems almost impossible to have found somebody who hasn’t heard the term or of the concepts of ‘clean eating’ in this day and age, with numerous bloggers and supposed ‘health’ speakers encouraging the labelling of particular foods as either ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’. An unrealistic suggestion that only encourages restrictive eating behaviours amongst those who fall into the clasp of the trend. But what does this have to do with Orthorexia? First described in 1997 by Dr. Steven Bratman, Orthorexia is deemed a ‘fixation of righteous eating’, though it currently has not received a formal medical diagnosis, it has become…

During the festive period a lot of love has been shared, gifts exchanged and cheesy cracker jokes fake-laughed at, so you need a break from all this show of emotion, no chance. The most romantic day of the year is upon us. I can hear many singletons vomming with the mere mention of V-day, but shut your hate for all things heart-shaped outside as I wont be blabbing on about love all the way through. Because it doesn’t deserve a whole page, as sometimes love sucks! So snap off those icicles from your chin and cozy up in your humble…

The Christmas spirit was truly upon us this issue when Seren’s very own ‘grinch’, Deputy Editor LJ, surprised me with an early Christmas gift. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting so we took the opportunity to give you lovely bunch a heads up on what faces not to pull this year. Remember to stay grateful this Christmas and be thankful that you got a gift at all! The Faces: Total Lack of Happiness Just Enough Happiness The Over-exaggerated Happiness

If you’re in a relationship over this festive season, then you may not feel the loneliness singledom brings you. If you are single, they hey, you also must have a good time cocooned in your Ben & Jerry-eating, Greys Anatomy-watching life. Supposing you enjoy your ‘single and ready to mingle existence’, then that fine and enjoy it, but some may feel lonely or empty without someone at Christmas. It’s normal to feel lonely when you’re single, especially at Christmas, and just because your friends are out every day of the week ending in ‘y’ drinking their weight in WKD, doesn’t…

I heart Christmas more than life itself, I love the Christmas music, tree, lights and one could not forget ‘Christmas in a tin’ (Glade Apple & Cinnamon Room Spray FYI). This year I have been more of an eager Christmas beaver than ever before – decorations went up in the first week of November and all my shopping was done by the 10th November, very proud. So, here I spread some Christmas joy, joy that will reach extreme levels when I open my Selection Box, go straight for the Flake (Obvs) and enjoy its crumbly goodness whilst wearing my onesie all…

“With the Christmas party season almost upon us, students in Bangor are being encouraged to make better choices when it comes to their health in a new drive to cut unnecessary admissions to hospital Emergency Departments and reduce inappropriate use of the ambulance service.” The above was part of an article sent to Danielle Buckley, VP of Education and Welfare, from the NHS to make you lovely lot aware of the vast amount of unnecessary visits and admissions to hospitals. The next chunk of information you are about to read is designed to help educate us all on the correct…