Loneliness at university

I have wanted to write this post for a while, if not since I actually began writing my blog a year ago (happy anniversary to me). I wrote in my first ever post that it was my experiences at university which largely drove me to begin blogging in the first place, and university life itself…

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The Truth About University

And so we have descended gloriously into September. The month that notoriously provides both life changes and new beginnings for the younger generation! I felt a warm nostalgia this results day, browsing online to see that that once again hundreds of students had secured a place at their dream universities, and the occasion prompted me…

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Dealing With Bad Grades at University

Nothing confirms just how horrendously average you are quite like attending a Russell group university. Growing up as one of the higher achievers in my year group, I had always felt like a big fish in a small pond. However, since coming to university, this pond has rapidly expanded to a vast ocean, in which…

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Student Hacks: 5 Meals for £5 or Less

Without a doubt, food shopping can be one of the most eye-rolling chores of being a student. Despite living a mere five minute walk from Aldi, I tend to put off the venture for as long as I possibly can. But when my food has the audacity to actually get eaten instead of remaining stocked up…

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My University Bedroom

I have noticed many advantages of living in an actual house during my second year at university- not least the fact that I am no longer paying an extortionate price for a single-bed, box room with a flimsy mattress and paper thin walls. Don’t get me wrong, living in halls is a great experience, and…

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A Letter to My First-year Self

Hindsight is a wonderful, yet bittersweet thing. Looking back at a situation with a newfound rationality and thinking (somewhat frustratingly) if only I had known that back then. Now that I am a wise old second year*, these moments of hindsight are becoming all the more common. There is so much advice that I would…

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