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Lots of Love ♥

Valentine’s Day is like Marmite. People either love it, or they hate it. I’m one of those weird people who is ambivalent about both. I like aspects of Valentine’s Day, not so much the commercial side of it. It’s a great reminder to show those you love just how much you care, because despite the …

Saving ££ at Uni

  Keeping up with finances at university is really hard. I used to feel as though there was always something I just needed to buy and I was constantly spending. And there comes that time when you look at your rent due, the social plans you’ve made and your bank account and realise you’re probably …

Cake for everyone!

I live with an odd bunch of people. One housemate is vegan, another is dairy intolerant and then there’s me with a nut allergy and a whole host of other things. It makes cooking together a challenge. I love baking though, and it’s even better if it’s inclusive of everyone’s requirements. So here’s two recipes …

3 Alternative Work Spaces to Hallward

Congrats if you’re now exam free! I envy your freedom because some of us, still have coursework deadlines for at least another two weeks – ugh. I’m in my final year and I still hate Hallward – an unpopular opinion, I know. Libraries are sort of hailed as these places where all the work gets …

How to not get BOARD in your student house

No, that’s not a typo in the title of this blog post, simply a very bad pun. In our house, board games have been a helpful revision break these past few weeks. Reverting back to a child-like state is more fun than simply binging Netflix for hours on end (which we have been doing too). …

Going from a sprint to a marathon: academic career advice

In this post, Dr Anja Neundorf shares her advice on starting an academic career. Pursuing an academic career is a big decision, as it requires a long investment into your education with an uncertain, but highly rewarding outcome. It is difficult to make it, as there are few jobs and it can take a while …

3 ways to be a tourist in your hometown this Christmas

The holidays are finally here! And I don’t know about you but I haven’t been home since September and have missed my hometown, Brighton, a LOT. Nottingham’s fab and all but every time I go back, I remember how much I take Brighton for granted?! This Christmas, I have plans to explore a bit more. …

Survive University Like A Medieval King

If there’s one thing medieval kings really cornered the market on, it’s dying in bizarre ways. You might think that these deaths are irrelevant to you, a young student living in the modern age, but you would be terribly wrong: they can offer us all valuable lessons on how to survive university.   1) Don’t …

How to Host a Student Christmas Dinner

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food, so I love arranging big festive meals with my friends. It’s a little more challenging to cook a big roast in a student kitchen than at home, but the challenge makes it more fun! Here’s my guide on how to hold the best student Christmas …

Presentation Paranoia? How To Ace Your Next Presentation

Around this time last year, I gave my first oral presentation at university. Now, almost a year later, I’m planning – or at least, planning to start planning – my next presentation as part of my course. Over the last year, I’ve learnt so much about delivering a solid presentation and how it so beautifully …