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Feeling Festive: Fun Winter Activities

Last year I barely noticed Christmas was approaching until the last week of term… this year its constantly on my mind! Maybe it’s the amount of deadlines I have before the end of term that’s pushing me towards festive procrastination… With that in mind, here’s a list of 23* activities you can try to get …

A Letter to my Freshers’ Self

Oi Lucy, Calm down. Going to university is a nerve racking experience for everyone. As much as you hate clichés, for once in your life, embrace the idea that ‘everyone in is in the same boat’. I know you’re having restless nights right now: you are not the most social, party-mad or smartest person around, …

How to Have the Perfect Summer

I have had my fair share of long summers. From the ages of 4 to 16 I had the glorious six week summers. Then throughout college and university I experienced the three month limbo of time off from when my exams finished to when the academic year began once again. I have been so used …

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 …

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 …

3 Creative Hobbies You Can Pick Up This Summer

Summer is now well and truly upon us like winter on Game of Thrones. It can be tempting to use this time to lie in bed all day and just relax, and whilst relaxing is certainly important after university, the long summer can be the perfect opportunity to gain some new skills. That may come …

The Student Dinner Party (is the best kind of dinner party)

When living with over-30s, dinner parties are often a melodramatic affair involving stuffing all mess out of sight, pretending to be an accomplished chef and acting generally grown-up and suave. The student dinner party, however, is a completely different ball-game. Embrace the clutter, don the apron without expectation, and enjoy an evening of unashamed eating …

Travelling Light

So this is my penultimate post! The end is NIGHHHHHH Which is a little dramatic but everything feels a bit crazy, I can’t believe it’s all coming to an end, or a new beginning I suppose.   I packed up my room/ house/ life and put it in a trailer on a very hot day – …

On holiday in…Nottingham

I think this is the first time in my life that I have genuinely had nothing to do. Seriously. It’s pretty good.   I mean sure I’m applying for jobs, filling in registration forms, washing, tidying and waiting in a nervous limbo for results. That come out tomorrow. Inhale….and exhale. But I’ve also been trying …

Top tips for student holidays: German escapades part 2!

So this is my second post about my student holiday in Germany, and I have some important news…   Lol. Only joking! However although I didn’t get engaged I did have lovely time so I’ve but together a few lists of the fun stuff we did – I hope you enjoy!   My top tips …