Megan Benham

The most wonderful time of year: Christmas in Paris with my partner

The movies always show Christmas as a time when loved ones come together. Whether it’s a first kiss under the mistletoe or a father’s realisation that family is the true gift, films at this time of year always centre around romance. I dare say that everyone wants their life to be like a movie, kisses and laughter shared by a fire. The best way to escape real life, the closest thing we can come to living in a fairy tale-like movie, is by leaving behind the trouble of work and jetting off on a Christmas holiday.
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Posted Dec. 24, 2019

Are students turning their backs on bars?

Every university has that place: the one where a different event is on every night, the promise of a good time and a cheap drink luring students out of bed. For Warwick, it’s The Dirty Duck. Pub quizzes and karaoke bring the pub to life throughout term time and many...
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Posted Oct. 25, 2019

The perfect day trips for the end of term

Whilst many of you will still be suffering, I am one of the lucky ones who has finished their assessments already. This means that I have basically watched everything that Netflix has to offer (including the whole Twilight saga again) and I am now bored. As my friends begin to finish their studies, however, more options are open to me for how I can be entertained. Day trips are now how I plan to spend the days when I am not at my part time job and I can’t wait to explore what gems the West Midlands has to offer.
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Posted Jun. 7, 2019

Commute Boredom Killers: The Best Games to Play!

The bus is the bane of any student’s life. Have a nine AM? Well, you don’t live on campus anymore – you can’t roll out of bed at 10 minutes to the hour and still make it on time. Finish at five PM? Don’t expect to get home any time...
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Posted May. 25, 2019

Making the most of your essay reading

In my first year at university I hated doing further reading for essays. Why waste time reading what other academics have written when you could be coming up with something new? Essay reading is not the most engaging activity, but with some strategies you can get it done quickly and...
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Posted Mar. 25, 2019

How to make your first day at the gym easier and enjoyable

The opening of the new sports and wellbeing centre on campus is the perfect opportunity to get into new, healthy and confidence-building habits. But starting at a new gym can be intimidating. Whether you are returning to the gym after a short break or you are a complete newbie, there...
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Posted Mar. 17, 2019

Is Warwick giving us #TimeToTalk?

Despite the stigma that still surrounds mental health, it’s a topic that’s increasingly being brought up in daily conversation. However there’s still a lot to be done. Mental health affects us all. One in four people suffer from mental health problems each year, so it’s likely that either you or...
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Posted Feb. 21, 2019