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Meet our Everyday Role Models

These are the people behind the posts!

We’re all on a mission to support students globally by sharing blog posts, podcasts, videos, experiences, and personal stories!

E.R.Ms are listed A-Z:


Name: Alice
Bio: Hi I’m Alice, I’m currently a student at Durham University trying desperately to obtain a degree in English Literature and Education Studies! You’ll often find me (when not studying) at gigs or the theatre with my friends and family. If not there you’ll find me in a cosy corner with a book, a notepad and a big old mug of coffee. Writing is my passion and it means the world to be able to use my experiences to help others!


Name: Amy
Bio: I’m a homeschooling mum of 3 girls, with a hard working husband. We live in Ely, Cambridgeshire and love life. I used to work a lot more than I do now and since November I have started blogging. My dream is to have an income so my husband doesn’t have to work so hard for us.

My life is all about my girls and ensuring their mental health is well. I blog often about the struggles we have been through or going through. As well as doing product reviews. Since being young I have always loved to write but was extremely discouraged by my family to do this. Since leaving work and homeschooling our girls, I’ve realized we can be anything we want to be. I personally feel this is amazing for mental health and for connections between family is to have that.


Name: Anja
Bio: Anja, also known as @vanguardessentials is a very passionate lifestyle blogger and travel enthusiast, she has a great energy and is always full of knowledge and recommendation.
Anja has previously been a student and is about to start her masters degree.


Name: Ben
Bio: I am an activist for the charity YoungMinds campaigning for better mental health services. I have appeared in various campaigns and love to spread positivity and motivation. I have worked with Facebook, Publicis, The Guinness World Records Company, The Sidemen and Youtuber Josh Pieters on projects and events. I want to expand my outreach and make a difference to more and more people, gaining useful contacts along the way and hopefully starting new projects.


Name: Bethany
Bio: I am 17, years old, I’m currently completing a college course however in my free time I love to be active, go on adventures, get dressed up and live life to the absolute fullest. I believe in learning and improving and that progression is key in life. Everything happens for a reason, I can somehow help someone or be of assistance to just one person at least. I pride myself in that I had a normal lifestyle but I try and make everything I do positive, exciting and for a reason, whether it’s doing a facemask or going out with friends, everything for a reason.


Name: Caterina
Bio: Caterina is an amazing blogger, dancer and model, she’s a very passionate lifestyle blogger who loves to discover and travel the world! Caterina already has her first blog on MyNeedToLive with some very motivational advice!


Name: Chillee
Bio: I am 19, and currently going into my second year of law school. I enjoy writing and am querying my first book to be published. I am also a graphic designer and starting my design business. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and reading, huge fan of American football.


Name: Chloe
Bio: “I’m a mental health and wellness blogger. I discuss many subjects such as various mental illnesses, personal development, and general health and wellness. Both the blog and my social medias are there to not only provide a cathartic release, but also to ensure others that they’re not alone, and that they deserve help.

I’m passionate about mental health because it’s something so personal to me. I suffer from anxiety, depression and, worst of all, anorexia nervosa. I know the impacts of negative media all too well and I want to encourage people to be better, more positive versions of them selves. “


Name: Emily
Bio: A Yorkshire girl, living in Nottingham and studying Biblical Studies. I’m a fun loving student who’s always up for an adventure. I used to be known for working way too hard and not making time to rest but I’ve recently found a good balance between work and having a social life; this is something I want to help others with. I love hanging out with friends, especially when it involves me cooking meals for them. However, I equally value time by myself to relax and unwind with a Netflix box set. I’m passionate about encouraging people to believe in themselves and I started my own blog as a means to do this. I also regularly do volunteer work as a way to reach out and help others and I have seen my own personal growth through this.


Name: George
Bio: I am someone who is passionate about different elements and facets of life. Right out of school, I did a bachelors in math, followed it with two years as a theatre trainer and an artist, and now pursuing a career in advertising whilst exploring Dorset. I find pleasure engaging in varied paths which challenges me and help me learn about the quality of life. I look forward to share my inkling of knowledge and experiences through this platform to students.


Name: Georgia
Bio: I am an English Literature undergraduate student studying in Newcastle and have been passionate about reading and writing for as long as I can remember. I have also been running my blog, Georgia’s Life, for six years; my content ranges from book reviews to my experiences as a student. My blog has allowed me to develop my writing skills over the years, which indefinitely led to me being certain an English Literature degree was the right path for me. I also really enjoy helping people, especially students; sharing my tips that originated from my own experiences of school and university is one small way I can help others.


Name: Jack
Bio: Jack is an award-winning young entrepreneur, advisor, public speaker, mentor, and investor. Jack’s improving the odds for young people in their everyday lives by changing youth employment and entrepreneurship resulting in providing real and relevant opportunities. Jack believes that every young person can empower and do something they are really passionate about by learning, growing and gaining.


Name: Jasmine
Bio: I’m Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties who is fresh out of University, and taking the next year of her life exploring what she wants to do and writing in any way that she can. I try to keep my writing honest and approachable, like chatting with a friend.


Name: Jayne
Bio: I am a mum to three children all under 3. I have worked in social media influencing for the last three years and I am looking to expand this role. I have a growing following of mums and dads with children of all ages. We have worked with a few brands, promoting their products and expanding their following as well.


Name: Jennifer
Bio: I am a mental health advocate and blogger who lives with bipolar disorder. I truly believe that better advocacy is need for those with mental health, since they often do not feel strong enough to speak for themselves. I am married with 2 children. In my spare time I love to exercise, read, and watch TV.


Name: Joseph
Bio: I am writer and a blogger who has a background in Education as a college professor, currently working in the software industry. I am a family man with a Wife and Daughter, currently living in Rancho Cucamonga, California. I have both a bachelor’s and a Master’s In Business Administration. As someone who loves to teach and pass down knowledge I work to also gain new knowledge not only in my profession but on my free-time with interests in Web Design and Programming in addition to be avid reader of different genres which I find is essential to my writing. Currently I am in the process of writing my first fiction book untitled looking to expand my writing skills each day.


Name: Katie
Bio: I’m a twin mum, beauty & lifestyle reviewer! I have started blogging on Instagram but would like to get paid for my passion of reviewing!


Name: Katie
Bio: I’m Katie Yvonne. A lifestyle blogger with a passion for self-development. I’m currently a Media and Sociology student at the University of Wolverhampton. I spend most of my time trying to figure out this adulting thing. My favourite things in life are pizza, true-crime documentaries and naps.


Name: Laithen
Bio: I am super outgoing, and been told I am a born to be sales man. I’ve always had a way with words and a great first impression. I’m notoriously known for being positive and having a great attitude towards life!


Name: Leodina
Bio: I’m a Mental Health and lifestyle blogger who has such a love and support for education and those struggling to reach their goals. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2014 and despite all the knock backs I still managed to secure 3 University degrees and get my dream job: teacher. I’m also a big fan of Disney and Star Wars!


Name: Leslie
Bio: I’m an LLM Masters in Law Student currently working on my dissertation. I’m a self-help quotes blogger online, and built my own website: mymollydoll.com. I’m working on my first book which has yet to be published.


Name: Lorna
Bio: Hello there! My name is Lorna, and I am a passionate, motivated and sunshine-happy lifestyle blogger and illustrator with a love of all things yellow, inspirational quotes and self-care! I have been running my part-illustrative blog since 2013, and focus on lifestyle, travel, food and mental health.
I find joy in making other people happy and positively influencing others, and am a big advocate of mental health support, self love and ways of becoming the best version of yourself!
I am currently based in Essex, but love travelling the UK in search of picturesque streets, cosy cafés and movie-chiché book stores.

Fun Fact: I have the best Nutella tattoo you will ever see! 🙂


Name: Luke
Bio: I’m Luke and I’m a fashion and lifestyle blogger. I’m a person who loves to showcase who I am. Showcasing this through fashion and photography.
I suffer with anxiety which I feel I could help people with this aspect of life. I am also gay and therefore could be someone who can help other LGBTQ people to come forward and be who they want to be.


Name: Magdelena
Bio: Currently, I’m studying English language and Media at De Montfort University in Leicester. I am interested in creating content and marketing. My passion for social media began when I posted my first post on my blog. Since then I have been constantly creating content and building my network by using different media such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Writing a blog and creating videos on YouTube are my biggest passion. Through social media, I can express myself and connect with people who have the same problems as me and discuss them. I have had my blog and YouTube channel for 4 years and during that time I had a great opportunity to collaborate with different brands and help to promote them by social media. Recently, I had also the opportunity to take part in mental health campaign in Warsaw, Poland. Video about mental health that I posted on YouTube drew people’s attention and I was asked to take part in a campaign which main aim was to break a stigma that surrounds talking therapies and make people aware that it is alright to ask for help. I am proud to say about that campaign because making a difference and helping people is an important thing to me.


Name: Natasha
Bio: I am a mama to 3 and a blogger at www.thoughtswithn.com
I am VERY passionate about raising awareness about Mental Health and life with a mental illness. I have GAD and Bi-Polar 2 and have gone through a lot to be able to openly talk about it. I also have 2 poetry books published which I use to donate money to a mental health organization here.


Name: Nicole
Bio: Hey I’m Nicole! I’m 29 years old and I’m from upstate NY. I currently work at an elementary school as a TA working with young children with special needs. I love creating engaging, uplifting and creative content as an influencer. I take satisfaction in knowing I have helped brands succeed by promoting their content! I have always loved and had a passion for writing! I have a good imagination and love creating. My niche on Instagram is fashion, beauty, travel and overall lifestyle.


Name: Paul
Bio: My name is Paul, I am 23 from Italy and I am a Business and Finance student graduating in July 2019 from a UK University. I have learnt a lot during my University years. I juggled University work with a part-time job and I also managed to secure an internship in my 3rd year working for a US Investment Bank. It is definitely tough being a student and this is the reason why I started The Financial Chronicles, to help students navigate through University life, share my passion which is personal finance, and give tips on career development. University is tough enough without having to worry about money, overdrafts or debt. Being an international student I also struggled at times due to being away from my home and my family and I would like to help out fellow students which may be in a similar situation. My ethos aligns with the values of My Need To Live which is why I would love to be an Everyday Role Model.


Name: Rachel
Bio: I’m am a law and feminist blogger who graduated from Keele University with a BA English and American Literatures. I then completed the GDL and the LPC, which is how I found I got into law.


Name: Sophie
Bio: I am soon to be turning 28 and feel like my university days were yesterday not years ago! I’m a Recruitment Operations Manager for Surrey County Council and I definitely have a love for helping people. I enjoy helping others reach their full potential and therefore love my job but I also find it important to speak about mental health. It is something that has affected me and my family in many ways and I like to ensure I try and remove the stigma in any way I can. I love creative writing and you can usually find me writing poetry when I need to get my thoughts out. My proudest moment was having two poems published in an anthology which is in the British Library. Aside from all that, I love a Jaffa cake, online shopping and socialising with my loved ones.


Name: Steph
Bio: Steph is an amazing blogger, that does a bit of everything, she blogs about student life and lifestyle and is currently studying law.


Name: The Alpha Apps
Bio: The AlphaApps develop innovative smartphone apps and have already won several national awards for our work. The main focus of our organisation is to inspire young people to seek out opportunities in the world of technology. Our vision for The AlphaApps is simple, we want to create opportunities to change our community and impact the world.


Name: Tommy
Bio: I’m aged 39 yrs old from Scotland married to my dear wife and a mental health and vegan ambassador and qualified personal trainer.


Name: Yasmine
Bio: I’m a Yoga Teacher and Wellness Coach passionate about helping people achieve the best out of their lives!


Name: Zoe
Bio: I struggled with my mental health from being in school, right through University and into my twenties. Blogging has helped me along the way and originally gave me an outlet. Now at 26 I work as an Assistant Psychologist, I’ve learnt so much and my goal is to share my experiences in the hope of helping reduce stigma and make sure young people have the confidence to self-help and maintain their wellbeing.


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