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Day in the life: 4th year medical student

Hello everyone; and if you’re new here, welcome! I have been writing for the ‘Student Life’ blog for a considerable amount of time now and whilst I have written about many things, from mental health to budgeting tips, I have rarely delved into my own academic experiences. I’m currently in my penultimate year of medical …

If my essay were…

I love writing essays. There is no sarcasm intended in the previous sentence. I genuinely do. I love writing it, responding to the question, and seeing it as a unique way for me to express myself. But perhaps many of us don’t. We detest the coursework our professors set for us. We hate the pain …

Rest.

I remember working incredibly hard as a high school student in Singapore. As a student in one of the best schools there, it felt like a constant competition. I would wake up at 6am, start our morning assembly at 730am, and then begin lessons at 8. We would often have lessons till 3pm, before we …

Revision Refreshments

Dainties These are little shrivelled fruits often dusted with sugar (the fig dainties pictured forgo this accessory). Succumbing to the powerful temptation of a dried fruit dainty produces a thrilling, impish, almost minx-like sensation akin to the buzz one feels when engaging in a mild act of thievery. Do not feign innocent confusion, you are …

Reasons to Work Part-Time During Your Studies

I remember starting University and feeling overwhelmed with how incredible it felt to have so much money (i.e my overdraft) until I paid rent for my catered halls… and then had nothing left! Since then, I have always been working part-time (I am in currently in 4th year) and I haven’t looked back since! If …

My Favourite Instrumental Music to Study to

If you’re like me and prefer to study cooped up in the library then you’ll understand the problems of accidentally sitting next to either a hungry student devouring endless packets of monster munch, a group of aggressively loud whisperers talking about their c-razy night out last night, or simply a stressed final year who is …

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 …

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 …

Getting Organized at University

Come Monday, Welcome Week 2018 came to an end. For those of you who just joined us at Nottingham, I have no doubt that you’ve had one of the most fulfilling, spontaneous and exciting weeks of your life. For the rest of us veterans, it’s been a week filled with nostalgia and failed attempts to …

The Five Stages of the Christmas Holidays

Stage One: You will eat all of the food You thought you ate well at university. You refrained from eating a diet of pot noodles, actually ate some vegetables and operated the oven on the odd occasion, you may as well have popped on a chef’s coat and entered the Masterchef kitchen. That was before …