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SWAT

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. […]

May 29, 2017

As students, we are familiar with the term “stress”. It is an unavoidable fact that when you’re balancing sleep, work, and uni — you’re going to be stressed. While there is no solution to stop the amount of stress we encounter, there are ways to decrease your stress levels by taking care of yourself. Your […]

May 15, 2017

Asking for help can be extremely hard for most people. Whether it’s assignment stress, something gone wrong in your personal life, or you just aren’t feeling like yourself, we often assume these emotions will pass. However when they don’t, it is common for people to feel lost and isolated, with no clue what step to […]

May 1, 2017

Welcome back to school fellas. You are possibly experiencing post-holiday blues, known as the inability to adjust yourself to a normal routine after a break. The leisurely lifestyle during the holidays might make you sleep later than normal due to an absence of morning lectures to serve as motivation. A few days into it, your […]