The Antidote to Isolation Newsletter | Week 5

We recently sent out the fifth of our series of weekly emails offering help, advice, messages of inspiration, deals, freebies and a chance to smile during this tough time. We will turn the email into a blog post each week for those people who prefer blog content.


The Antidote to Isolation

We thought we would kick off with the wise words of Anna Kendrick…

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1.  Fun & Frivolous

Things to do at Home During Lockdown

Whilst in lockdown, it can be tough to think of things to do. However, thanks to the wonderful powers of t’internet, there are so many things you can be getting on with whilst under quarantine. Here are some of our favourite things you can do whilst in lockdown


2.  You’ve Got This

Getahead Festival Goes Virtual

The Getahead Festival has gone virtual. Follow their team of experts for a day of fitness and fun along with some great advice and tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Choose from sessions such as a ‘Mindful drink cocktail masterclass’ and ‘How to build your mental resilience with diet and lifestyle’. Check out their Instagram page for a link to the event @getaheadlife.

Notes on a Nervous Planet

A few of our team have read and raved about the book ‘Notes on a Nervous Planet’. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. We are more connected, yet feel more alone and we are now programmed to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for author Matt Haig. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century. Well worth reading!  

You can also sign up for a free trial of Audible here if you prefer the audio version.


3.  Show me the Money

Tips to Grow your Instagram in 2020

That London Duo are a foodie YouTube and Instagram couple based in London. They create food videos on YouTube, and have recently moved to Instagram to share their food adventures. In this interview, we discuss why they started their Instagram, and what tips they have for students wanting to grow their channel in 2020 and maybe even turn it into a lucrative side hustle.

IKEA Meatballs at Home

There’s no getting our in-person IKEA fix at the moment so we’re delighted to hear that they’ve released recipes for their famous meatballs. They are seriously simple to make and IKEA have even included the sauce recipe. Something to do and it will save you a few quid as well.


Meme that made us laugh

Think we’ll give that song a miss!


Quote that made us think

“Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”  

Vincent Van Gogh


Music that made us dance


Moments that made us smile

‘nough said 


Freshers Festival

Freshers Festival

Home of the UK's largest student events.

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Come along to our furst ever Health & Wellbeing Summit; a day packed with live talks, information, tips and workouts from health and wellbeing experts. We will be kicking off with yoga at 9am followed by panels, mocktail masterclasses and so much more.

Freshers Festival Glasgow

Join us for an unforgettable Freshers Festival experience at the Argyle Street Arches in Glasgow. Due to Covid-19 we’ve had to delay our planned dates, but rest assured, we’ll be back and bigger than ever. Register your interest now.

Freshers Festival London

Make sure you sign -up for the hottest Freshers Festival event in London. Covid-19 has forced us to postpone our planned events, but make sure you register your interest and we’ll email you the second ticket registrations go live.