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My favourite apps to help you survive student life

My last blog post focused on starting afresh this decade and part of that delved into turning social media into something unimaginably positive and up-lifting. That got me thinking about the various ways technology helps us as university students. And as always, I wanted to share those reflections with you; after all, we all need …

How to start afresh this new decade

New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favourite nights of the year. A lot of that probably has to do with the chance to pursue everything that never was. And while I am a firm believer in the fact that you can forge change any day, New Year’s Day provides an ideal and …

Best restaurant deals to welcome the new decade!

What better way to kick off the decade than a wonderfully cheap meal out at any of these popular restaurant options around Nottingham. And with a while to go before a post-Christmas restorative pay-day, these restaurant deals will have you dining like a king! Red’s True Barbecue on Queen Street is offering 50% off throughout …

Tackling your workload over Christmas break

You just know you’re getting close to Christmas break when Nottingham’s Christmas market is back and lecturers are letting loose a bit. And what a wonderful time of year it is! The food markets are back and busy, the Christmas trees are up and you’ve made it through yet another semester. However, adulthood waits for …

Day in the life: 4th year medical student

Hello everyone; and if you’re new here, welcome! I have been writing for the ‘Student Life’ blog for a considerable amount of time now and whilst I have written about many things, from mental health to budgeting tips, I have rarely delved into my own academic experiences. I’m currently in my penultimate year of medical …

Top restaurant picks for November

Let’s face it, November is probably the worst part of the academic year. It’s getting cold, you’re getting burnt out and the sun sets way too early in the day. However, not everything has to be gloomy and dark; November also brings hot chocolate and memes about Bublé waking from his hibernation. To add to …

How to examine yourself this Breast Cancer Awareness month (and beyond!)

As many of you may know, October is annual breast cancer awareness month. As a medical student, I’m faced with the reality of the ‘c word’ on an almost daily basis. And while October is awareness month; being aware of self-examinations, abnormalities and cancer risks is extremely important all your round. Breast cancer is the …

Staying safe on a night out

As you’re probably already aware, the world is far from a safe place. Be it Nottingham, or anywhere else really, it’s not very hard to run into danger. However, I’m a very firm believer in the fact that nobody should be too scared to live their best life. Having said that, I think it’s important …

The balancing act at university

More often than not, your time at university will feel like the ultimate balancing act. Between lectures, deadlines and extra-curricular activities, it can all get overwhelming sometimes. And whilst feeling that way is inevitable; it doesn’t have to ruin your time at university. After multiple breakdowns amidst years of juggling medical school, two committee roles …

It’s ok to not be having the best time of your life at university

“I’m having the best year ever” “Fresher’s is going to be unforgettable!” “Fresher’s was a non-stop party”   These are all things I heard people say during my first year at university and I absolutely hated myself for not being able to relate. Ever since I was a little girl, I looked forward to the …