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A week in my life as a university student

University life is miles apart from the spoon-fed, laid-back student life I was used to at high school. For those of you wondering what university will be like (or what it’s like for someone on a different course to yours), here’s what a week in my life typically looks like*. Monday – Lectures used to …

How to Improve Your Week with Small Changes

How to  improve your week with small changes – it’s all about the baby steps! Getting back into the swing of University after a long summer break can be difficult and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. That’s why I’ve put together a list of small things which you can do every day to help keep …

Baby Steps: Preparing for University

I like to believe that this blog attracts a whole array of readers but many of you probably landed here while scouring through the internet for tips on preparing for university. Well, I’m here to deliver exactly that! With less than 2 months to go, this new chapter in your life is just around the …

How to Prepare for University

So it’s coming to the end of July and that long, lazy summer that seemed to stretch out before you after you completed your exams an eternity ago is half over and university is already on the horizon. It’s an exciting time and whilst you ought to enjoy your summer after having worked so hard …

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 …

The Truth About Being a Twin at University

The Separation is Unsettling Being an identical twin, it is safe to say that moving to university caused a major lifestyle shift for me. Indeed, for the past 18 years although I had lived my life as an individual, that life had always coexisted alongside my twin sister. Despite being in different classes, friendship groups …

A Friend in Need…

I want you to sift through your memories of the last few years. Do you remember a time when a friend had a crisis? A breakup, a failed paper, maybe? Counselling a friend through a difficult time is one of the almost universal experiences of coming to university. Most people will be away from home …

Things People Say to English Students

‘I bet you love reading’ I mean, it would be strange if I did do an English degree if I completely hated reading, but try enjoyment of such does not necessarily mean that I love all the books that I’m required to read. Although having a passion for the subject (most of the time) does …

How to Make it to your 9am

Now, as the saying goes, you are either a lark or an owl, aka, you are either a morning or a night person. Luckily for me, there is no better feeling than having an early night only to wake up two hours before is needed so that I can spend the morning doing whatever I …

Your essential university packing list

Back when I was preparing to start my university adventure (way back when Freddo’s could be aquired for the princely sum of 5 of your old english pennies), I spent a lot of time planning what to take to uni. Suffice to say, a lot of time culminated in a lot of stuff. A lot …