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Three Weeks into Third Year

Somehow, I have managed to complete full two weeks of uni *pats myself on the back*. If we were being technical, I actually done three, because you know, Welcome Week and all that *gives myself an even bigger pat on the back*. So, as a university veteran who is now in their third and final …

How to Dress Like a Notts Student…

… or at least dress appropriately for the weather, that is. When you’re sat in a lecture theatre at 9am you will quickly realise that university is not a fashion show. Of course there will always be some people who appear to always be dressed to the nines, but the majority of people are more …

Quelling Your Fears Regarding Shared Bathrooms

At sixth form, I was pretty much one of the only people who was going to be living in shared accommodation at university. That is, the majority of my year had secured en-suite accommodation. Due to being an anomaly among my peers, it seemed to me that people went out of their way to tell …

How to Decorate Your University Room

Whether you’re moving into halls of residence or into a house away from campus, the chances are that your options décor wise are quite limited in regard to accommodation contracts and inventories. Nonetheless, in spite of any contractual obligations, nobody wants to live in an empty cell or a room, empty of signs of life …

How to Make Your Freshers’ Week Instagram Worthy

As reluctant as I am to say it, I am somewhat addicted to social media. Despite my best attempts to #liveinthemoment, I still find myself getting my phone out before to record my experiences. If you, like me, love to, or are planning on, making your Instagram a visual diary of your university experience, here …

3 Things You’re Probably Worried About but Will Actually be Okay

Although everybody has their own worries when it comes to going to university, after speaking to my friends and family who have graduated or are at university, I have come up with three areas in which worries may arise: friends, academia and money. Nonetheless, although these may be sources of panic, I am here to …

Baby Steps: Cooking for One

In keeping with this series, today I’ll be talking about my journey towards achieving peak ‘Master-chef’ status. Before moving to university, I rarely cooked for myself, let alone anyone else. When I did, it was to make my “signature” wrap which took about 15 minutes and honestly, tasted like a soggy £3 post night-out mess. …

Baby Steps: Presenting at a National Conference

The initial part of the title may confuse those who are familiar with my blog. However, with finals coming up soon and my metaphorical creative juice supply running low, I decided to start a mini-series called ‘Baby Steps’. Over the next few weeks, I will document all the little firsts I’ve experienced in my time …

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 …

University Bucket-list: Second Year Edition

These blogs have allowed me to give all my readers a peak into my life and while it has been thoroughly enjoyable sharing parts of myself with you; there’s still a lot left to uncover. Today’s fact: I love making lists! It’s a habit I picked up from my father and it’s one I stick …