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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