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Why should you vote in the General Election?

In the 2015 general election the winning party won with 24% of all eligible votes. A staggering 34% of eligible voters did not vote at all. 9.1 million women abstained and less than 50% of eligible voters aged 18-24 did not turn out to the polls. You have the right to vote and to take …

Rainy with a chance of rain; non-revision indoor activities to relax and de-stress.

It’s raining. I’m looking out the window and it’s still raining. It was raining when I went to bed, it was raining when I woke up, and I can positively guarantee that it will be raining when I get on my bike to cycle home this evening. If your days currently consist predominantly of colour …

My Bucket List of Local City Trips

The end of the year is in sight and I’m counting down the days until I can do some exploring guilt free. Luckily for me, Nottingham has a fairly central location within the UK, making it well connected to other cities. So here’s my bucket list of places I’d love to visit for the first …

5 money saving tips to help fuel summer fun

Summer is fast approaching – though you might not be able to tell on account of the frosty mornings and wet weather of late. Whether you’re a fresher or a postgrad, chances are you’re starting to think about making some plans to lap up some sun in a new and exciting place. But woe betide …

A Guide to the June Elections

The elections process can be confusing. Luckily, being at university, we are in a unique position in regards to our access to information, which can make the process easier! Deciding who to vote for We have a range of free literature available to us through the libraries and a range of online resources easily accessible. …

Theresa May-or-may-not be sticking around for Brexit. But why should you care?

*Disclaimer: I am no political expert, nor journalist extraordinaire. I am but a humble purveyor of newspapers and writer of blogs. Hopefully you’ve heard by now that Mrs May plans to hold a general election this year, on the 8th of June. After a year of hate-fuelled build up to Brexit, and a year of …

Making Third Term Easier

Despite it only being week one of a lovely month long Easter vacation, I’m already thinking about going back to Nottingham at the end of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving spending time with my family and relaxing, but the looming exams and deadlines make it difficult to fully switch off for long. Which …

First Year Reflection: A Transition

The past seven and a half months have passed by quicker than I could ever have imagined. I know I’m not exactly old, but I realise how true it is that time seems to fly by as you get older. There’s no more sitting in classrooms struggling to keep my eyes open on a Friday …

So you’re staying in Nottingham over Easter?

As a postgrad student in the middle of running a study and also working on the weekends, time-off is a rarity right now. Add to the mix the astronomical cost of a return train ticket home to Cornwall, and the sheer length of time taken for said train to trundle along the antiquated track of …

Living with allergies at university

  The title of this blog post won’t come as a surprise to anybody who knows me in real life, as sadly/humorously my defining character trait is ‘nut allergy’. Countless times over the years, when asked to give an unusual fact about myself, I’ve gone with the line ‘I’m allergic to everything’, which isn’t quite …