Self-care. We all hear about it. Use a bath bomb, stay in bed, say no to that extra responsibility, tell somebody their behaviour is toxic etc. It’s all wearing thin and becoming a bit washed out. Self-care should be about the necessary things we all need to be doing to take care of our mental… Continue reading Student Self Care
I’ve always been aware of just how un-ethical fashion is. I hate to be that person but I really was into organic cotton way before it was cool. I’ve grown up around women who sew, my nan was a seamstress and my mum is an incredible knitter. As a child, I was part of the… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion: Changing The Conversation & Baby Steps for Change.
I love love love podcasts. They are the perfect commuting listen, or something to listen to when cooking or doing the dishes. I first started to listen to podcasts during my third year of university because as sad as this sounds, I liked having the voices and conversation in my room during the lonely times.… Continue reading Podcasts to Listen to Today
So, Fresher’s Week is fast approaching. You may even be in the midst of it as you read this. Typically, Freshers is a week that is represented as a week (now sometimes two!) of drinking, club events which include dressing up, getting yourself into weird situations, getting with random people, living off tinned goods and… Continue reading Fresher’s Pressure
If you haven’t heard me mention it approximately 500 thousand times, I graduated last month with a first-class degree. This didn’t come particularly easy to me, I’m not naturally clever (in my opinion), I’m more book clever. If I can read about it, I know about it. I have no A* GCSEs and my A-level… Continue reading Staying Organised at University
This post originally took the form of an email to Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes in response to their conversation on the podcast The High Low. I have suffered from separation anxiety, which often isn’t talked about but, 4% of young people suffer from since childhood. For me it was a fear that if I… Continue reading Is Mental Health Education in Schools a Good Thing?
Hello! In the last year, I’ve felt lost with my blogging and unsure of the direction I wanted this space to take. At its heart, Our Rose is a mental health and student blog, however, there is more to me than being the ‘anxious student who campaigns’. I’ve written more about this in this blog… Continue reading Student Eats: Chinese Sweetcorn Soup