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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. …

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 …

Signs You’re in Your Final Year of University

The library has become your second home that you might as well start paying your share of the bills. Talking about the library, your routine is planned to the minutest detail. You have an outfit, a meal plan and even a seat reserved for you in the library. You’re that person now. You’ve learned to …

5 Things you Should Know About Living in a Student House

It Gets Messy Real Quick Living in halls means that you become immune to mess. Although living in a house may not be as messy as living in student halls, it certainly makes you more aware of the mess that is there. Indeed, gone are the days of weekly cleaning visits, for now you are …

5 Places to Eat in Nottingham

For When You Want a Sweet Fix: Rub Smokehouse Known for their food challenges and their monster concoctions (I’m talking waffle burgers and lasagne burritos here), Rub Smokehouse is a place that goes above and beyond when it comes to feeding their diners. However, taking a step back from their main meals and focusing on …

How to Survive a Group Project

In first year, I had to do a presentation about how the book 1984 could be regarded as a piece of literature. At the time, I thought it was the worst thing in the world because nothing fills me with more fear than giving a presentation. Quite simply, I would rather be tucking into the …

‘These are the Best Days of your Life’

Sometimes being a student can be a little overwhelming. With student loan crises, endless deadlines and sub-par accommodation, being at university can seem like an endless struggle. However, in the midst of it all, it is important not to lose sight of reality. University has the potential to be one of the best experiences of …

Reasons to go to the Gym

As someone who is known to detest any form of exercise going, joining the gym this year was a shock that no one saw coming. However, what’s more shocking is that I actually like going to the gym… I know, right? Beforehand I used to judge anyone who remotely liked the gym, wondering what kind …

Eating Healthy on a Budget

The cliché of students living off beans on toast and pot noodles is a stereotype you cannot escape. For some reason, those outside of the university experience believe students to be incapable of eating healthy, be it for financial reasons or for their apparent laziness. This stereotype is just wrong. For starters, students aren’t physically …

My Open Day Experience

Many moons ago, a curious young Lucy had to endeavour the novelty that is the university open day season. Oh, how I remember them days: every weekend I’d travel to a different part of the country with my tired, and somewhat confused, parents to visit a prospective university. The endless tours, lectures and chats with …