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Things I’d Tell My ‘Before Uni’ Self

This past week, I’ve been having a really tough time at uni. Even though I’m more settled than ever, and happier than I’ve ever been, it’s been really horrible. Everything little thing has been getting to me and making every day seem like a complete chore. It’s really hit home that even though these days …

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 …

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 …

5 Ways To Survive The Library

When coming up with this blog post, I was trying to think of interesting things that I’d done this week. Of course, I came up with nothing because for the past week my life has been entirely consumed with trying to keep on top of deadlines and reading. Because of this, I’ve been spending a …

5 Experiences At The Start Of Second Year

You will be incredibly patronising about The Freshers™ despite having about two seconds more experience than them. It is not uncommon to make slightly condescending comments about the “poor Freshers, wandering around campus like lost lambs” before being asked for directions by one and realising that you still don’t know your way around campus. And …

5 Apps To Get You Through Exam Season

It’s that time of the year again when exam season starts rolling in and everyone tries their hardest to cram in a terms worth of knowledge. At times like this, your smart phone can become a hindrance, the perfect way to procrastinate. Through my time procrastinating on the app store I have compiled a list of …

The Emergence and Varsity

Just give me a second. That’s it, was just shaking off the rustiness! It’s been nearly 4 weeks since I last blogged. I can only apologise and put all the blame on exams. Between the last blog and this one I have been through the exam equivalent of the 5 stages of grief. Denial Yeah …

Uni Withdrawal Syndrome

It’s the start of September, months since many of us have been on campus and for some of us we not be returning in the new term. So how have you been coping with normal eating and sleeping patterns? Have you woken up with a start thinking you’ve missed your lecture only to realise you’ve …

So this is…Fakemas

In case you didn’t know – Fakemas is Christmas you celebrate with your Uni friends before breaking up for Christmas holidays. Deadlines are almost over, my boots are skidding on frozen leaves, cactus santas are in the shops (no seriously, I’m not joking, see below) so what does this mean? It’s almost holiday time! This …

Pros and Cons

This photo is a fairly apt summary of this week so far. Plus I’ve been missing my family and friends from home quite a lot. Coming to Uni has shown me I’m a bit of a home bird and speaking to other students in different years makes me realise I’m not alone – everyone has …