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Being a ‘graduand’

So I only figured out what the word ‘graduand’ meant a couple of weeks ago. It refers to that weird limbo period in final year where you finish your exams but you have not yet graduated and its the position that most of us final years are in. After 3 years of grueling exams (okay …

48 hours in Wroclaw

Picture this – we’re sitting in my room late one evening armed with our laptops and various flight booking websites, trying to compete with each other on who could get the cheapest flight to somewhere in Europe. What was the result? We booked tickets to Wrocław, Poland for £45 return. Finally, for three days I …

Annie’s Burger Shack

Annie’s, Annie’s, Annie’s. Where have you been all of my life? Why have I only recently discovered the taste of your burgers? How did I survive 18 years of my life limited to a burger palate spanning from the likes of a Mayo Chicken to the dizzying heights of a Big Mac? I have been …

Storm Doris

Well I haven’t blogged for a while ever since being caught up with the whirlwind that was exams and then a busy start to the semester with my dissertation, but I have found a calm within the storm to relax for a bit and reflect on the last few weeks. Speaking of storms, that storm …

The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving University

  We all grow up with fantasies about the world that slowly disappear as we get older. A perfect university experience is one of those dreams. A year ago, peering into this chapter of my life from the safety of home, I had high hopes for what everyday life at uni would be like. Little …

Driving Home for Christmas

Now, don’t get me wrong: I am having the time of my life at university. However, having experienced by first 12 week term(!!!) here, I well and truly am ready to get on the first train home. University life is great but, something which I and several other people I have talked to have realised …

Songs That Sum up Being at UoN

The Proclaimers – 500 Miles Walking to the QMC on my first day of Freshers’ at 9am made me realise two things: 1) someone obviously had it against me to have me undergo this feat, but also 2) the campus is HUGE. Now, I enjoy the campus’ size as it is able to hide vast …

5 Things I’ll Miss About Living In A Student House

I could finally relate to the TV show Friends. Recently excited first and second years have been stumbling into our house, checking out the rooms and seeing if they want to rent the home. Watching them walk in, Starbucks and Unipol pamphlets in hand I am transported back to January 2015 when me and my friends ambitiously …

How do I run a society?

So you’ve either got a society, thinking of making a society, or you’re just curious to find out what the ‘behind the scenes’ of a university society looks like. Well, look no further! I’m the president of the Contemporary China society and I’m going to give you a couple of my tips or things I’ve …

Is There Really Such Thing as a “Work Life Balance”?

“You just need to find a work life balance”. Oh. Right. OK. Thank you buzz feed for your wonderful, insightful advice. Those nine words have saved me from the whirlwind of essays, parties, reading and lack of sleep that sums up my new life as a fresher. I wish. We’re always told that all we …