The Pros and Cons of Going to UniversityRead More University: Pros and Cons
As you can see, I have a fairly large bookcase. As a literature student, I have to admit, I’m not proud of all of the books on here, there may be some fairly embarrassing titles- including ‘the one direction annual’, many celebrity autobiographies (I had a mini obsession with these) and of course some Nicholas […]Read More My favourite books
Everyone who knows me knows that I can be a complete stress-head. Fortunately, over the years, I’ve developed some coping mechanisms. Exercise: My number one thought when I’m stressed is ‘I need to get to the gym’. Exercise is such a good stress reliever. It’s distracting and it gives you a huge dopamine rush- so […]Read More How I cope with stress
You will definitely slip behind on your reading There may be some superhuman students who are constantly reading, but I honestly believe that everyone will fall behind with their reading at some point. Especially if you’re studying a reading-heavy subject. You have say, three novels a week to read on top of literary criticism and […]Read More Things they don’t tell you about: University
Food shopping Good shopping is all about ease. None of us want to spend half an hour commuting to get our groceries. But, if what’s close to you is ‘Little Waitrose’ or ‘M&S Food’ you may be paying a little more for your average product. The hack here, is to go at specific times. Go […]Read More Uni Student Money Saving Hacks
This blog is a little different to my others but I thought it would be quite nice to show you some of my favourite things in my flat. Plants Although the first two are technically outside of our flat (on the outside window ledge) I love all of them. Plants are so relaxing and such […]Read More These are a few of my favourite things
Exam season is well and truly upon us. The period of cramming, anxiety, interrupted sleep and the most stress you will feel all year. Here are some tips on how to de-stress whilst preparing for your exams. Take a break from revision (and don’t feel guilty about it) You don’t have to be revising […]Read More How to de-stress during the exam period
1) It’s a lot more intense than A-Levels. At A-Level, I had the whole year to complete three pieces of coursework which totalled to about 3000 words. Now I have essays every few weeks, usually equalling around 3000 words each time. 2) There is SO much reading My English Literature degree may be worse than […]Read More Things I’ve learnt about university
It was announced this week that publishing company Penguin Random House have deducted the degree requirement for jobs. The move is in the hope that the company will have ‘more varied’ applicants. And is to give “every applicant the opportunity to demonstrate their potential, creativity, strengths and ideas, regardless of their background.” (Via the Huffington […]Read More Do you need an English degree?
Since I started university in September I’ve felt at home living in London, but there’s always an ache for my hometown, my real home. I felt sort of as if I’m in limbo- torn between my childhood home and uni home. I’ve begun to conclude that in reality, I have two homes now. My term […]Read More Where is ‘home’ when you’re at uni?