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Lockdown Growth

I’ve been asked to stay indoors by my country and the world. I didn’t put up a fight because they have the military advantage. I don’t mind staying indoors much anyway. I know how to use these times wisely. Each day, I do a quiz and a jigsaw, which is to say: I am becoming …

My life #WorkingFromHome, in 65 parts.

1) Woken up by my very confused body clock at 8am, with a book on my face. 2) Remove book and then spend way too much time scrolling through TikTok, or Twitter 3) Fall back asleep as my bed is very cosy 4) Get woken up at 11.30 by my parents, normally with something along …

Top Tips for Online Learning

Switching to online learning is new for a lot of us – and as all new things, it can be incredibly hard when you’ve never done it before. At least for me, it’s been weird; I’ve realised that being on campus and physically attending sessions gives me a sense of differentiation between rest and study …

Things to do when stuck inside

Switching to online learning is leaving us with a lot of free time… and for many people, a lot of boredom. Although online lectures and preparation for assessments are fleshing out my to-do list, this time is also a great opportunity to catch up on all the things you’ve been putting off! So here’s my …

A Farewell Walk Around Campus

On Tuesday, I took my last ever walk around campus. I am home now and, as I recount those farewell footsteps, water gathers on my eyeballs and mirrors my sapphire-blue irises back at themselves, reminding me of my beauty. I went into campus to steal one last glance at its stunning trees etc., but also …

Staying Motivated at University

Academic success at university often depends on staying motivated during periods of frustration and struggle. As deadlines approach and the workload piles on, staying motivated at university can be tough. It’s tempting to procrastinate and spend time focusing on other more fun activities. If you feel yourself beginning to lack motivation, distracted by current uncertainty, …

Best Green Spots around University Park Campus

Spring has finally arrived in Nottingham. The weather is sunny (at times) and (relatively) warm… it’s a shame to stay inside. So, although I’m currently buried under a mountain of assignments, I try to take advantage of the lovely weather whenever possible. If you’re like me, and your work is keeping you away from a …

Self Care For The Busy Student!

It’s no secret that university life can get extremely hectic at times. As soon as the last few weeks of the semester hit, my free time fills up with rehearsals, studies, and deadlines. It can be really difficult to keep a clear head when the time you would normally spend resting and recuperating, disappears. At …

International Women’s Day: Spotlighting Women’s Issues

Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate womanhood and stand in sisterhood and solidarity with women all over the world. A day for us all to celebrate the women who play vital roles in our lives and consistently build us up with their love and wisdom. It’s also a day to spotlight …

I Tried My Hand at Nocturnal Living

Three weeks ago, I saw an owl sleeping on a branch in the light of day. Various factors made me raise my palm to my face and ask, “Why don’t I try my hand at nocturnal living? Why don’t I, like this owl, shut my eyes to the sun and live by the moon?” The …