Instagram vs reality: A friendly reminder

As I’ve been spending more time on social media lately trying to keep up an Instagram for this blog, it has prompted me to reflect on my perception of ‘real life’. We all know the constructed nature of Instagram and other social media platforms. We know deep down that influencers don’t wake up every day…

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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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Breakups

With Valentines Day recently reminding us how loved up everybody around us is, mid-February can be a time for sober reflection even for the most content singletons. Despite not being greatly invested in big day myself, I must admit that spending my first one alone in three years was somewhat disheartening. So at a time…

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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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