LIFE UPDATE: Back to University

So it appears that after a year of living it up in the south of France for my year abroad, followed by a long old summer spent relaxing in the Greek Islands, I actually have to come back down to reality. A reality that involves abysmal weather, multiple essay deadlines and a student house that…

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My Honest Opinion on French University

I have been somewhat hesitant about writing this post, for fear that it would simply turn into one of the many angry, whiny rants that I have given to people who made the mistake of asking me about French university. However, for me, having a blog is all about being honest, so here I am, ready…

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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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Life in ‘La Ville Rose’

Ever since starting university, the knowledge that I would be spending my third year living abroad has been neatly tucked away in the back of my mind. For the first half of my course, the year abroad always felt like something so far away, some kind of unreachable reality. So you could say that it…

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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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Exam Stress: Don’t Be Like Me

I often find myself wanting to give advice on things that affect me personally. However, at the same time, I am also aware of how painfully hypocritical it would be to pretend that I actually always take my own advice on board. This is something that I thought was particularly apt when talking about how…

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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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