Asking the same question over and over again. It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill. Dementia affects people of all ages, from childhood to old age, but it is possible to live well with dementia. What makes the difference is people like you and me knowing how to make the world more friendly for people with dementia. So why not sign up to become a Dementia Friend today?

Just as resting your eyelids makes you feel sleepy, opening your eyes wide and looking upwards sends signals from the muscles around your eyes to your brain telling it to wake up, making you feel almost instantly energised. Like most behavioural techniques, it sounds laughably simple but works almost instantly like some kind of black magic.

The University supports the Sunflower lanyard scheme that allows anyone with a hidden disability, including cognitive differences that under some circumstances present communication difficulties, to signal discreetly to others that they might need a little more time or assistance. The Library is proud to join this scheme and you can now pick up your sunflower lanyard from the Library.

Talking things out with your friends and coursemates can really help but sometimes there are things troubling you that you don’t want to talk to your friends about or you find yourself surrounded by people who want to offer you well-meaning advice but who don’t seem to really listen to you. That’s when you might want to reach out for some extra support.

The uniformity of instruction you probably received in school concealed the important truth that everyone learns differently and that you need to experiment, try new ways of working, and decide there and then whether they feel good or bad or if you are unsure. There are now many tools that can help you learn in new and creative ways and library staff can provide specific support for anyone who has difficulty engaging with text-based resources to learn more easily.

The University Collect service on campus for staff and students to pick up NHS lateral flow testing kits will be suspended after this Friday, 18 February 2022. If you want to pick up any more Covid-19 lateral flow tests from …

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