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Making the Most of the Summer Before University

These next few months will be some of the most transformative times for students heading into their first year of university. Whilst COVID-19 may have butchered many of your summer plans, there are still plenty of ways (and time) to make the most of your days prior to ‘Welcome Week’ in September. Spend (socially-distant) time …

Summer Spirit

No matter how you tend to spend those hot summer months, staying at home and away from other people is probably not your idea of a fun summer. For me, summer is for travelling, visiting family abroad, exploring new cities… so I’m definitely not feeling very summery this year.  Then again, if I feel this …

Volunteering Abroad This Summer

So the summer holidays are well and truly underway now, and I know I’ve been abhorrently absent – and for far longer than I should have been – but not without cause! At the start of the vacation period, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to volunteer abroad in India at a …

5 Things You Must Do This Summer Lest It Be Wasted

Learn to Surf The sea seems pretty when there’s land beneath your feet but if you’ve ever come into contact with the vast thing, you’ll be aware that its appearance is a lie, its shining surface is lovely icing on a bad sponge. The sea is cold, upsets the tongue and tum when sipped, and …

Get RED-dy For Summer: #HOTD19 Is Coming…

I cannot BELIEVE that it’s already May and that final examinations are practically upon our doorstep; those omnious, looming clouds that had seemed so distant at the start of the year have rolled forth and are casting their dark shadows upon each and every uni student across campus as we weep our way through revision. …

Summer Internships Abroad: My Experiences in Singapore

A big part of getting older, and progressing through uni, is trying to cram your CV with as much as work experience as you can get your hands on. The list of benefits of spending your summer productively is a mile long and beats wasting away 3 months on your mum’s couch. As a medical …

How I’m Going to Make My Summer Productive

Now that university is over until September, it is quite easy for the summer months to pass by rapidly with nothing more being achieved besides the completion of a couple of books and twice the number of boxsets. Unwilling to let this be the case and effectively sleep my summer away, I intend to make …

A Second Year’s Guide to Nottingham

Since it is exam season, it is pretty safe to say that this academic year is reading its final curtain. With this drawing of the strings, so too my degree gets closer to completion and I get closer to entering the real world. Thus, now that I am two thirds of the way through my …

Things I didn’t expect to miss about university life

Student life is great for so many reasons – the diversity of the people you can meet, the topics you can study, the new places you can go. Those sort of things are what you expect to miss when at home, for summer or permanently. Yet what has surprised me the most about being home …

How to Prepare for Graduation

My graduation is just around the corner and i’ll be honest with you all – I’m freaking out. I have never liked being the centre of attention and my whole family is going to watch me walk across the stage and that freaks me out. I remember looking at the photograph of my Dad on …