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Sophie Downes

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Bristol University confirms that some students will not receive in-person teaching until next year

The University has followed up a government announcement stating there will be no in-person teaching offered to students on non-exempt or non-practical programmes until 17 May.
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Bristol University's Science of Happiness course shown to improve students' mental health

A paper published last week has confirmed the success of the University's Science of Happiness course in bettering the mental wellbeing of the students who took it.
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11 Bristol Uni subjects rank in world top 50 in QS World University Rankings

The University of Bristol has 11 subjects placed in the global top 50 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021.
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The pressure to find forever-friends

Freshers' Week often holds a pressure to immediately find your new friends at university; yet for many, this process can take a longer time. Sophie Downes offers her advice for first years who haven't yet found their close friends.
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World Mental Health Day: how should mental illness be explored in cinema?

Today is World Mental Health Day, and with mental health being addressed in society now more than ever, it is important to question how mental illness should be explored within cinema.
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Fresh Thoughts | Musings on my first term at Bristol

Sophie Downes reflects upon the highs and the lows as a fresher in her first term at the University of Bristol and what aspects of University life did and didn't live up to her expectations.
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Top five podcasts for boosting happiness

There are many podcasts that provide quick and accessible wellbeing advice, but it can be hard to know which to start with. Here are a few of the best
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