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My Internship Application Experience

About the Nottingham Internship Scheme Every year the Nottingham Internship Scheme takes place over the course of the summer holidays. Featuring a huge variety of local and national internship opportunities from a range of business from sectors such as business, research and engineering, almost every possible sector is covered. Internships offer you the ability to …

Dissertation Chronicles: Part 2

6. Okay you’ve written quite a lot … Well done! Take a month off! Do nothing! via GIPHY 7. You’ve reread what you’ve written …. And realise you were no position to take a month off babe. This is a hot mess. A HOT mess. via GIPHY 8. Eat, sleep, diss, repeat.  You’re treating this essay like …

3 Quick Homemade Snacks

I’d been eating a LOT of biscuits up until recently. So much so that I got a little tired of them and decided to mix things up and make my own snacks – there are only so many chocolate digestives a person can eat ! While I don’t always have time to bake, these 3 …

How to maximise productivity this Easter

Easter is here! That magical time when all the work gets done, am I right?! I know I’m not the only one who’s been saying “I’ll do it over Easter” for the past … 3 weeks.  Having been through a few Easters at uni, here are my tips on how to make the most of …

5 Ways Being a Humanities Student Is like Being a Medieval Monk

Student life can get a bit of a bad rap. Media depictions of students tend to be heavy on the beer and the instant noodles and light on the study and the hair shirts. Oh, did I say hair shirts? I must have slipped up because being a student is so like being a member of a …

My food epiphany

I am a major hater of beans. All beans face my wrath, but I utterly despise baked beans, despite them being the classic student staple. I thought I hated all foods with similar textures (even though peas are one of my favourite vegetables). I think the fact that peanuts are also legumes scared me a …

Four historians are walking down a road…

Are you a history student? Do you know any history students? Have you been a historian for several decades? You may be confused by the differences between the main schools of historical analysis. To help you through this, I have produced a brief-to-the-point-of-inaccuracy guide to the main types of historian. Any resemblance to persons, living or …

A Trip to The Peak District

Nottingham City Centre has a lot to offer in terms of ways to spend a day. Sometimes, however, you just want to escape somewhere a bit more rural and simply explore. It’s refreshing to wander along a river or visit a little village. As my parents were coming up to visit me this past weekend, …

Dissertation Chronicles: Part 1

You’re actually excited. You’re about to embark on this beautiful academic journey. And not all your friends chose this you know? But I guess not everyone has what it takes. Not everyone’s like you.  It’s fab to be ahead so you think why not start now? And you do. You’ve been doing a lot of …

Coping With Homesickness While At University

About a year ago, I wrote a post that alluded to the feelings of homesickness that we all face every now and then. At the time, I was still a fresh-faced first year who couldn’t fathom ever seeing Nottingham as home. Fast-forward a year later and I’m now halfway through second year and happier than …