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October 2015

Student Minds: Support for those with Eating Disorders


By Eleanor Brown (Bugle Team)

The period of time spent at university, whilst being one of the most exhilarating and formative periods of a person’s life, can also be one of the most stressful and lonely. For the first time you are expected to cook, clean, manage budgets, study independently and keep on top of your social life. This, whilst moving to a brand new city and having to build a new support network up from scratch (that’s making friends!) Consequently, looking after student mental health is pivotal and that is the focus of the student mental health charity ‘Student Minds’.

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The Green-Eyed Monster: Fight or Surrender?

Oh, beware of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.


By Anastasia Vikhanova (Bugle Team)

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Dignity and Mental Health

By Sara Tofiq (Guest Writer)

“World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy”. And this year’s world mental health day is on Dignity. Dignity, simply put, is the state of being worthy of respect and honour. Potential service users may feel that their sense of dignity is lost during the experience of a psychological disorder. This could be due to how they are perceived by their peers or how they are treated by professionals.

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Life and Times of a Nobel Prize Winner: An Interview with Professor John O’Keefe

Joint Project:  Christos Ioannidis, Valentina Pena (Bugle Team) and Bernardo Milani Alvares (Guest Interviewer)

Earlier this year, our team members conducted an interview with John O’ Keefe, a professor at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour and the Research Department of Cell and Developmental Biology within UCL. Professor John O’ Keefe was, recently, listed as one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of place cells within the hippocampus.

From humble beginnings, to current and future projects, and on to the state of academia in developing countries, we ask all the hard-hitting questions. Do read on as we present to you the life, times, and opinions of a brilliant mind.   Continue reading “Life and Times of a Nobel Prize Winner: An Interview with Professor John O’Keefe”

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