Podcasts, books, music and boxsets have been this year's way to unwind. Check out these recommendations by students, for students, on the latest live streams, hot-topics and reviews.

Podcast: What Adults Don’t Tell You Before You Adult

This podcast tackles a huge number of topics all about student life and how to be a ‘grown-up’. Tom and Anya have been there before and are ready to talk you through all the problems (big and small) you could face during university and as a graduate, all from their first-hand experience. They also often have special guests, that range from life coaches to YouTube stars. This podcast gives listeners some relatable giggles and make you feel less alone in the world of adulthood!





App: Couch to 5K 

Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50-something mum get off the couch and start running, too. The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.

Probably the biggest challenge a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start.

Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.



Book Review: The Last Giants 

The Last Giants by Levison Wood focusses the recent decline of the African Elephant and sees the explorer travel cross country with an elephant herd studying their behaviour and how we as humans have had an impact on their survival. This book is a conservation eye opener and really makes you think about the steps we need to take to save a beloved species. Once you've read the book check out the TV documentary on All 4.





Culture: Google Arts 

Roam the halls of the storied British Museum in London, admire the collection of French Art at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, or lose yourself in the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project) is an online platform through which the public can view high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from partner cultural organizations throughout the world.







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