When you think about starting university, you expect to be filled with excitement about what the next three or four years of your life will be like. But you may still be nervous so to help we've put together some common concerns from students and how to deal with them.
Men’s Health Week
This week (10-16 June) the world celebrates Men’s Health Week. A week to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become more aware of problems they may have or could develop.
The focus for 2019 is men’s health by numbers – A focus on the key numbers that men need to know about their own health. Key numbers for men include:
- 37 – a waist size of 37 inches or above puts you at increased of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
- 150 – men should aim for 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.
- 5 – we should aim to eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day.
- 14 – maximum 14 units of alcohol a week.
- 10 – cigarette smokers die 10 years younger on average than non-smokers.
- 120/80 – normal blood pressure.
- 75 – 75% of suicides (3 out of 4) are by men.
- 1 man in 5 dies before the age of 65.
- 2 men in 5 die before the age of 75.
- Men in unskilled work are 3 times more likely to take their own lives than men in senior management.
- The richest men live on average 10 years longer than the least well-off men.
Research from Boots has found that men are less likely to follow up on warning symptoms, with blokes in Britain visiting the doctor 20 per cent less than their female partners. Initiatives such as Mental Health Week aim to change this, which is vital when considering that in the UK, more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely, and one man in five dies before the age of 65.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Sharing your student experience with other people can be fun, exciting and rewarding. To ensure it stays that way, here are some helpful tips you can follow to be the best flatmate possible. It's pretty simple.
We've updated our getting ready for uni blog, and we've split our tips into different parts so that we can bring you all the details you will need over the next few months as you prepare for September and move in day.