One of the biggest benefits o studying a writing degree is that there are no exams whatsoever. I hate exams. Honestly, what’s the point? You cram, stay up all night beforehand worrying, then you spend a couple of hours in a worryingly smelly hall and it’s all over. 30 or 40 or 50 percent of your module is balanced on those moments.Read More
I think one of my favourite things (heavy, heavy sarcasm) is coming home from University, sticking my feet up, turning the tele on with a nice cuppa in my hand only to realise that I have 3 deadlines coming up in the next 4-6 weeks that I haven’t started. Feet down, tele off, coffee made extra-large. Oh, what a joyous time. And despite all of my emails to the University explaining that 3000 word essays “aren’t very Christmassy”, they still persist to lay them on us. Therefore, I’ve managed to come up with a few helpful tips and tricks to help stay on track over the holidays. Be it Easter, summer, Christmas, or Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you).Read More
As I’m in my third year, the classic question one begins to ask themselves is what the heck am I going to do after Uni? I’m almost a proper adult now, but I still feel 16…do I need to start paying taxes? How much is a house? Oh, there’s a housing crisis going on…how does Brexit affect that? I’m a millennial, doesn’t that mean I automatically get everything I want? That’s what the newspapers say. Life’s too easy for millennials but all this seems quite hard. How am I going to cope?Read More
Societies are a great way to make friends and spend time doing something you love. Yet, there are so many to pick from that Freshers Fair can become a little overwhelming.
Firstly, work out what you already enjoy. Some people know immediately that they want to join a football team or performing arts club, but not everyone has that instant passion that they always refer to. Think about what you’ve done in the past and whether it’d be something you’d want to pursue further. We all have that one thing we enjoyed but never taken seriously or as far as we’d want to, but university is a great time to explore those routes.Read More
You never quite realise how invaluable a frying pan is until you leave home. Or bowls. Or spoons. I can’t quite tell you how many pieces of cutlery I’ve lost over the years. For some reason, cutlery at university takes on the roles of socks in the dryer: they just…disappear.
Leaving the comfort of your home where meals are cooked for you each night, everything is readily available, and there are no fights over who used your barbecue sauce (queue black and white war flashback) can be quite a daunting task. You soon realise you don’t quite know what you use at home and what you don’t. I can guarantee there will be or has been a shopping trip for supplies where you’ve asked questions such as:Read More