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SWAT

May 28, 2018

Recently, it’s been really cold. It’s been difficult to get out of my toasty bed to brave the freezing gauntlet to the shower when I can see my breath in the air. I’m just not feeling it. We’ve all had days or months where things seem disheartening. Assignments are impending, you’re in a fight with […]

May 14, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to manage my time this year, especially now that I’ve decided to take on another paper at university. For many of you, this may be the first time you have been given the freedom to spend your time however you want. Knowing that you are the one in […]

April 30, 2018

Supporting someone going through a difficult time is hard. Often it can feel like you don’t have the right to speak out, that you don’t deserve to feel sad because “at least I’m not going through _____”. We give no thought to our own wellbeing when a friend calls us in the middle of the […]

April 9, 2018

So you’ve made it to week five! It’s about this point where the thrill of Orientation (or returning to Uni), getting your party on, making new friends (or reconnecting with old ones), is starting to wear off, and you have fully dived into coursework. The assignments that looked so far away are looming on the […]

March 19, 2018

I was terrified of the Hub when I came to uni in 2016. The place always seemed filled to the brim with students: laughing students, smiling students, chatting students, basically an enormously loud display of people who had already made connections and looked as though they were simply among family. It felt like I was […]

March 5, 2018

Hi students of VUW! My name is Bua – I am a PhD student majoring in positive psychology, and I am also the SWAT leader for 2018. SWAT (Student Wellbeing Awareness Team) is a team of students who meet weekly to discuss ways in which we could empower students to take care of our health […]

March 5, 2018

Hi students of VUW! My name is Bua – I am a PhD student majoring in positive psychology, and I am also the SWAT leader for 2018. SWAT (Student Wellbeing Awareness Team) is a team of students who meet weekly to discuss ways in which we could empower students to take care of our health […]

September 25, 2017

It is estimated that you have 50,000 thoughts per day. Crazy, right?! Deciding whether to snooze your alarm for an extra ten minutes is one thought. Thinking about whether it really is worth getting out of bed to work out on this chilly morning is another. And before you even get out of bed to […]

July 17, 2017

We often want to do the best that we can. Whether it is academically, mentally, or physically, we desire to be the best that we can be. This can often result in comparing our progress to others. I am unbelievably guilty of constantly comparing where I am in my life to where my peers are. […]