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Being ‘Good Enough’

I haven’t posted for a while, but wanted to share something I’ve been working on to do with my own mental health in that time. I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last few months feeling a bit inadequate. Not really good enough. That’s no big change for me, I’ve always had low …

Swine Shoe Scandal – An Open Apology From The Inventor

You are likely here in seek of clarity. Having heeded the cries of scaremongers, you wonder whether it is true, whether it can be that the boy is responsible for what has been dubbed ‘the collapse of nature’. It was only in January of this year that I proudly wrote on this platform of my …

Writing a dissertation – things I wish I had known!

After having done what seemed like the impossible, and handing my dissertation in last week (cue round of applause!!) I’ve been reflecting on things that I wish I had known prior to writing a dissertation. I feel that it is particularly difficult to gauge how well your diss is going considering that, chances are, it’s …

Balancing placement and revision

For most students, exams are just around the corner and for others, like myself, they’re only about 4-5 weeks away. If you’re in your latter years of university, you’re also likely to be on placement. If you thought finding the motivation to revise was difficult in first year, your placement years are only going to …

The last lesson

I look at the result slip that my teacher hands to me. BBAD, the paper reads. I feel a whirlwind of emotions. In front of my friends, I know I cannot show too much emotion. But I wish the ground would swallow me. [3 years later] I log into Bluecastle. Looking at the marks listed, …

If my essay were…

I love writing essays. There is no sarcasm intended in the previous sentence. I genuinely do. I love writing it, responding to the question, and seeing it as a unique way for me to express myself. But perhaps many of us don’t. We detest the coursework our professors set for us. We hate the pain …

Get RED-dy For Summer: #HOTD19 Is Coming…

I cannot BELIEVE that it’s already May and that final examinations are practically upon our doorstep; those omnious, looming clouds that had seemed so distant at the start of the year have rolled forth and are casting their dark shadows upon each and every uni student across campus as we weep our way through revision. …

Finding Computers on Campus

As someone who a) can’t get any work done at home and b) owns a laptop which repeatedly decides to break down on me, I always tend to do all of my uni work on campus and on a computer. However, when it’s peak revision season it seems that you can only get a seat with …

How To Beat The Blues

Having been over a year since I began contributing to this blog, it has become increasingly difficult finding new and engaging content to talk about with my readers. However, with exams looming, it seemed obvious that the best way to reach out to my audience was to lend a helping hand to those of you …

Rest.

I remember working incredibly hard as a high school student in Singapore. As a student in one of the best schools there, it felt like a constant competition. I would wake up at 6am, start our morning assembly at 730am, and then begin lessons at 8. We would often have lessons till 3pm, before we …