The bluest day of the year just got brighter

By Rosie Vacciana-Browne

It was the most miserable day of the year.


Monday, January 15, 2018 had officially been declared the gloomiest day on the calendar, but students at De Montfort University weren’t going to let that hold them back.


In an attempt to help students fight the winter blues, the university put on a host of activities throughout the day.

Multiple events took place across the campus with a Tai-Chi masterclass, free fruit and smoothies, sports activities, mocktails, music and a host of other events put on to bring joy to the masses.

DMU came alive as students took the time out from their busy days for some much-needed TLC.

Vice President Student Activities Derrick Mensah said: “It was a positive message that the university cares about its students.”

DMU put on a series of events to relax students and get them thinking about their physical and mental health.

With the day being the official gloomiest day of the year, titled ‘Blue Monday’, it seemed the perfect day for such an event.

The weather had clearly got the miserable memo, as Derrick noted: “It was a dull day.”

But the depressing weather wasn’t enough to stop students embracing the new year and getting their smiles on.

If you are feeling low and would like to speak to someone you can call the Samaritans on 116 123.

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