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How to Have the Perfect Summer

I have had my fair share of long summers. From the ages of 4 to 16 I had the glorious six week summers. Then throughout college and university I experienced the three month limbo of time off from when my exams finished to when the academic year began once again. I have been so used …

The 3 Emotional Stages of Being in Your Final Term

The end is nigh.   1.Denial Just point blank denial. No it is not nearly May and that is when I finish. Graduation? What’s that? Definitely not something that is happening to me this July. I refused to let myself think about it and was just pretending to be a first year again. I feel …

Great Places to Walk Around Nottingham

I am not much of a walker, it takes a lot for me to get motivated and sometimes I cannot resist the temptation of the bus right outside my house. That being said, the weather is starting to cheer up and sometimes there are places that are too pretty to miss and are fantastic to …

Why I Love the Savoy Cinema

For practically a year and a half now I have lived five minutes away from a 1930s cinema and I have not made the most of this until now. The Savoy cinema oozes glorious vintage style, there is something intimate about the small screens and the old fashioned layout that makes me feel like I just …

5 Ways University Is Just Like Hogwarts

Recently, I have started to relisten to the fantastic Harry Potter audiobooks voiced by Stephen Fry. I quickly began to notice parallels between university life and life at Hogwarts (minus all the epic magic unfortunately). Here’s a list of 5 ways in which the University of Nottingham is just like Hogwarts!   1.The People Almost …

Terrible Revision Advice

Absolutely the worst things you can do when you have exams and deadlines coming up (but we all do them anyway)… 1.Start a new show on Netflix It’s two days before your exam, you really need to make the most of the precious time and study hard to meet your maximum potential. So what do …

Christmas is Over. (but it’s okay)

It’s a melancholy time when the Christmas tree comes down, the town isn’t lit up with festive lights and there isn’t loads of great movies on the television. But all hope is not lost. Exam time is approaching and in the cold weather it can be difficult to look at the ‘bright’ side but there’s …

5 Things I’ll Miss About Living In A Student House

I could finally relate to the TV show Friends. Recently excited first and second years have been stumbling into our house, checking out the rooms and seeing if they want to rent the home. Watching them walk in, Starbucks and Unipol pamphlets in hand I am transported back to January 2015 when me and my friends ambitiously …

5 Ways To Tell You Are An Adult Now

I recently turned 21 and whilst it was filled with celebrations, friends and family I had a classy moment in which I went to my bedroom and full on sobbed for a good 10 minutes about the fact that my childhood was now officially over. Although nothing changed instantly as I turned 21, I have …

I Have Impostor Syndrome

  You’re probably thinking right now what on earth is this ‘impostor syndrome’? Well according to Wikipedia, it is ‘a term coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes referring to high-achieving individuals marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a …