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How to Avoid Making Impulse Purchases

Consider the wallet, Guardian of Cash. Consider the ease with which it fails in its duty as keeper of finances. The owner need only perform a quick pluck, a muscle memory motion, and there it is, torn from its denim hideaway, exposed to a cashier with eyes that track the owner’s hand as it performs …

Top Tips when House Hunting for the First Time

Whether you’re excited to leave halls for the first time or if you feel you didn’t make the best of decisions when house hunting this year round, here are some top tips for house hunting in Nottingham to make sure that your next academic year goes smoothly! I get by with a little help from …

How to find motivation when you need it the most

With exams come and gone and the unfortunate winter chill still lingering, it can be very hard to find the motivation to stay on top of your academics, hobbies and social life. If you follow my blog, you might have noticed that I, myself, have been rather unmotivated lately, which led to reduced scheduled posting. …

Kindness

I am at the Manchester Piccadilly Station. I have just come out of the Oliver Bonas, irked by the outrageous price of £6 for a notebook. As I come out, I see an elderly man seated on a chair, with a rolled up mat underneath him. There is a cardboard underneath his feet as his …

A Guide to Overcoming Disorganisation

At the beginning of every term I’ve been at university, I have told myself that this will be the semester that I will be organised. Whether that means keeping on top of my workload, eating regular (normal) meals or sticking to a general ‘life’ schedule, I set out to manage my life to a T. …

When it isn’t quite Time To Talk

Today, February 7th, is Time To Talk day, a nationwide initiative to encourage everyone to talk about their feelings, and offer a safe space to talk about mental health. It’s really brilliant. My last blog post discussed in depth about ways you can talk about your feelings at university, to help get it off your …

My Top 3 things about being a Summer School Ambassador

In 2018, I worked as a UoN Summer School ambassador for 2 weeks, based at Florence Boot Hall on University Park Campus. It was an experience I’m so glad I was lucky enough to be a part of, and I think would be right up there with my favourite things I’ve done at university so …

The Mind of a Sickly Student

Last week, I took sick. Sudden, frightful, intense… the disease had ambitions to vanquish my innards and there were moments within those delirious 24 hours where I was convinced it would succeed. We’ve my masterful immune system to thank for the brevity of the illness, although its battle with the miniature intruders was invisible to …

10 Things You Know if You’re Writing a Dissertation

If you’re reading at this right now, I assume that you are in the midst of reading 10000000s of books, taking too many notes and struggling to fathom where to even start on your dissertation. As your dissertation deadline creeps closer, you may as well spend your time procrastinating and reading this post because, at …

Top Tips for your Year Abroad

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the third year of my degree in Paris – my favourite city in the world. However, it can be easy to look back on the whole experience through a rose-tinted lens so I’ve done some reflecting on things that I wish I had known before I …