Talking Business: Book Corner

Our region is full of inspiring and thriving start-ups. In fact, Middlesbrough was named one of the best places in the UK to launch a new business. Talking Business is our new feature that will shine a light on some of Teesside’s fantastic local companies. We’ll be celebrating the people and potential our little part … Continue reading “Talking Business: Book Corner”

10 homemade drinks that’ll keep you refreshed this summer

Spring has finally sprung, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be looking forward to the sunny weather that’s on the horizon. It’s almost time to ditch the hot tea and coffee and turn to refreshing thirst quenchers that will see you through the warmer weather that we’re treated to this year! Follow along for … Continue reading “10 homemade drinks that’ll keep you refreshed this summer”

365 days in fashion: My placement year

Education is important – but sometimes, you can’t beat that real world experience you get outside of the classroom. Fortunately, it is possible to find the perfect balance of both, as Joyce discovered. Originally from Malaysia, Joyce came to the north east to study fashion design at Teesside University. She opted to extend her studies … Continue reading “365 days in fashion: My placement year”

9 tips for coping with anxiety

Most people feel anxious at some point in their lives. It’s a natural response when we feel under threat, but living with anxiety every day can feel overwhelming and affect our enjoyment of life. Maybe you avoid things or situations that cause you to feel anxious. You might not be able to stop or control … Continue reading “9 tips for coping with anxiety”

The positive power of music

Music can inspire so many emotions. Hearing just the first few bars of a much-loved album track or a long-forgotten chart hit can create a deluge of memories. Like an old friend that can provide an aural hug, music can help us in so many ways, whether you’re listening solo on your headphones or enjoying … Continue reading “The positive power of music”

Is breakfast really that important?

At some point or other you’ve probably heard someone tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but is that actually true? Read on for some of the benefits of breakfast that might surprise you, and find out about a free programme that emphasises the importance of breakfast for students run … Continue reading “Is breakfast really that important?”

The eco-friendly period products you need to know about

Periods. They’ve been around for as long as we have. But if you think the idea of reusable menstrual products is a new one, think again. Long before the invention of recognised period products like tampons and pads, the use of simple rags or cloths was standard. It was only during the Victorian era that … Continue reading “The eco-friendly period products you need to know about”

What’s On at the Students’ Union | April

We know that April can be a particularly stressful time with deadlines looming, but getting out and socialising is a great way to reduce stress levels which can help with your work and improve your mental health. So why not step out for ‘Middlesbrough’s sparkliest party’, or get away from it all with a visit … Continue reading “What’s On at the Students’ Union | April”