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The Business End of the Year

This blog post was written by second year English with Creative Writing student, Thomas Hughes. Formative essays, internship deadlines, society elections – yep, we are reaching the business end of the year again. Somehow we are already well into March and there is less than a month left of the spring term. Some English students are …

The Austen Debate

This blog post was written by second year English and Philosophy student, Ayisha Sharma. Jane Austen, one of the first names that springs to mind when you think of English Literature, seems to attract polarised views. She’s either a timeless social satirist or the complete opposite; a writer very much of her time. While I …

“One terrific Sister Act!”: A Review of Sister Act at Nottingham Theatre Royal

…and why every UoN student should visit Nottingham’s theatres. This blog post was written by second year English student, Josie Severn. A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of watching Sister Act the musical at Nottingham Theatre Royal and it got me thinking: not enough students take advantage of the great theatres we …

A Chat about Confidence

This blog post was written by second year English student, Rhiannon Morris. For a lot of people confidence is incredibly challenging, especially when it comes to public speaking. Looking back on when I first started university, it’s clear to see that I’ve changed for the better in terms of my confidence, and starting university will …

What My Arts Degree Taught Me

This blog post was written by final year English student, Vicky Lorriman. It’s the question many an Arts student dreads: ‘So, once you finish your degree, what are you actually going to DO?’ Or, even worse: ‘Ah, right, you study English? Are you going to be a teacher, then?’ As a third year English student, …

Entering my second semester

This blog post was written by first year English and Philosophy student, Emily Patel. The Christmas holidays were finally here – although I was happy that I could go home for a month and spend time with friends and family, I felt a bit weird at the same time. It was hard to believe that …

The Advantages of Keeping a Journal

This blog post was written by second year English with Creative Writing student, Thomas Hughes. Keeping a journal is one of those things many of us say we’re going to do, yet never quite get round to doing. We’re so busy that we forget about it, we’re too tired at the end of the day …

Wide Sargasso Sea and Me

This blog post was written by second year English and Philosophy student, Ayisha Sharma. I find it impossible to answer the question ‘What’s your favourite book?’. I simply wouldn’t know where to start. But I can answer ‘Which book occupies your thoughts the most?’. Wide Sargasso Sea is the text that haunts me. Rhys’ post-colonial …

7 Ways to Beat Blue Monday

This blog post was written by second year English student, Josie Severn. In recent years, it has been observed that the third Monday in January is officially the most depressing day of the year due to Christmas comedown, bills and failed New Year’s resolutions. If, like me, you’ve spent the Christmas holidays watching Love Actually …

Tips for managing work over the Christmas holidays

This blog post was written by second year English student, Rhiannon Morris. To a lot of people Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, so the last thing you want to be doing is sapping the enjoyment out of the holidays by spending copious amounts of time doing coursework and revising. However, as …