🧠 An Interview on Student Mental Health 🧠

🧠 An Interview on Student Mental Health 🧠

Hi everyone! My name is Gaius, I am a final year student having studied Physical Geography and Geology. Outside of my studies I work in retail, play American football and Scuba Dive around Plymouth!

What do you feel are the biggest sources of mental health issues for university students?

At university, for me, the biggest source of mental health issues was almost always stress induced. My mental health took a real dive when there were huge deadlines looming or if I had a few deadlines which were all due within the same week. For me it was more about having to change between such a wide variety of studying and techniques, for example from writing a scientific journal style report to doing a group poster…

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🌡 USA - Part Two! 🌡

🌡 USA - Part Two! 🌡

Our final morning in the Owens Valley was spent driving up into the Panamint Mountains. We had to traverse this mountain range and having Telescope Peak (3368m high) in the background was an incredible journey. We drove down into the Panamint Valley and then over into Death Valley, where we stopped at the Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes. Me and a few of my friends decided to trek to the highest dune in the field called the β€˜Star Dune’; it looked like a great idea, as it wasn't too far away or too high. But when you’re walking through steep sand in 40 degrees, it is an immense task. Making it to the top of this dune was one of the highlights of my trip, giving some amazing views throughout Death Valley.

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🏜️ Death Valley - Week One! 🏜️

🏜️ Death Valley - Week One! 🏜️

This week I started my final field work trip with the University of Plymouth, Dr Matthew Watkinson and Dr Mark Anderson, travelling to the sunny state of California! We are looking at the tectonics of the East California Shear Zone and are staying in the Los Angeles Basin for a few nights before moving up into the Owens Valley towards Lone Pine.

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🏈 Sports and Societies 🏈

🏈 Sports and Societies 🏈

My time at university would not have been the same without the huge network of support and friendship I discovered within my sports club. I had never had a proper experience as part of a hard-working sports team to any sort of intensity before I came to university. Within my first year, I was presented the opportunity to enter this alien world of sports teams - this was something that I really didn’t want to miss.

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πŸ‘‹ Introduction πŸ‘‹

πŸ‘‹ Introduction πŸ‘‹

Hi, my name is Gaius Timms and I am a fourth year BSc (Hons) Physical Geography and Geology student studying the University of Plymouth. So far, I've been in Plymouth for going on 5 years and I absolutely love the city and the university.

This part of the country has given me so much time and so many opportunities to pursue my passions in Scuba Diving and sports, whilst studying for an incredibly interesting and fulfilling degree. Physical Geography and Geology (PGG) has been the perfect course for me, teaching me the ins and outs of geology and the processes on the Earth's surface that are intrinsically linked to the geology. My course has been full of brilliant fieldwork experiences in a huge range of places with crazy weather coming with each different trip.

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