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What to Pack for University

Although summer is still in very much session, bright and hot as ever, with uni right around the corner it’s high time we students start to consider what to take – or not to take – with us when we head on back, because every bit of space counts (trusttt me). From having lived off …

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 …