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A typical trichotillomania sufferer

Pulling your hair out: Life with trichotillomania

For many students, especially women, the stress of university can lead to compulsive hair-pulling. Support is available, as Salma Haidrani explains

Student societies can help people make friends and build support networks

Student pastoral care: All the support you'll need

Universities and student unions have joined forces to strengthen welfare networks for undergraduates

Graduate blues: Why we need to talk about post-university depression

We all know that students can suffer from mental ill-health at university - but what about post-graduation depression? Clare Dyckhoff investigates

Ellie House sports her fake bump

I faked a student pregnancy, and I was horrified by the reaction

With the birth of the royal baby, the world has gone pregnancy mad. But as Ellie House found, pregnant students do not experience nearly so much goodwill

A student participates in a trial to find a vaccine for avian flu in 2005

Students taking part in clinical trials: What you need to know

You've seen the flyers around campus. Maybe you've wondered what being a medical guinea pig is like? Tom Clarke finds out more

Does more need to be done to integrate transgender people at university?

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). and while universities might be making great strides to combat homophobia, transgender students are still having far too tough a time of it

Do disabled students get enough support at university?

A disability is tough at the best of times. When combined with the stresses and strains of university life, it can be completely overwhelming

Are universities doing enough to support students with mental health problems?

Statistics show students are struggling with mental health more than ever. Is your university doing enough to provide for your welfare?

The College Dropout, by Kanye West

Dropping out of university: It's not the disaster you think it is

University life isn't for everyone. There are all sorts of reasons why people drop out of their courses. Lauren Cope speaks to former students to find out why higher education wasn't right for them

Seven out of 10 heads conceded that schools were not doing enough to prepare young people for undergraduate life

Universities ignoring binge drinking culture and failing to protect students' wellbeing, say teachers

Survey of school leaders finds universal concern over pastoral support offered at higher education institutions

My story: Living with OCD

When I moved away from home, to a new city, with new people I thought I was about to start one of the most exciting periods of my life. What I didn’t expect was that after four months I would be experiencing not only the high life of university but also the anxiety of OCD.

Mental health: Don’t suffer in silence

University: it is depicted in the media as one long, unending party and the chance complete the ‘essential life experience’ of activities before graduation. Everyone expects young people to be euphoric on the university experience and for many, this is not far wrong.

Flapjacks are a quick and easy snack or dessert - it might not come out looking quite as perfect as this, though

Five quick and easy dessert recipes for students

Why not treat yourself to a nice dessert sometimes? We've gathered some recipes for you to try out if you want to impress...

Everyone knows how to cook a fried egg, right? Right?!

Five quick and easy main meal recipes for students

Everyone has at least one 'signature' recipe that they're really good at, but it gets boring after a while. So we've gathered some recipes that might give you some inspiration in the kitchen...

The increase in tuition fees is putting students under pressure to get the most value from their courses, which can cause anxiety

Don't be afraid to ask for help at university

There are plenty of support services available at university that are sympathetic to freshers' needs

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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