My 4th Year Student Bedroom in East London!

You probably already know that I’m studying an MA at the moment because it’s all I talk about! This is my fourth year as a student in London, so my fourth student bedroom. I spent my first year in King’s College student halls (New Cross), second year in intercollegiate halls (Tottenham Hale) with a few pals from first year, third year in a Mile End maisonette, and now I’m in a flat in Hackney. I loved living in New Cross,…

How to Get the Support You Need When You’re Struggling with …

Although we would all like to be a jack of all trades, it is normal to struggle with certain subjects in school. We all have our areas of strengths and weaknesses, so the key is usually in identifying our weak areas and working on them to get better. It can be discouraging when you’re struggling with a subject and can’t seem to master it. It can affect your self-esteem, knock down your self-confidence and dampen your enthusiasm. However, by getting…

6 Different Ways to Fall in Love with Frozen Fruit

Many people are often reluctant to buy frozen fruit, as it offers a different texture in comparison to fresh. Thankfully, there are many ways you can highlight the delicious flavour of the fruit whilst changing the texture. Here are the six different ways to fall in love with frozen fruit. Ice Cream & Sorbet Frozen fruit can ideally be used to create tasty ice cream and sorbet. There is no reason to defrost the frozen fruit to make the sweet…

My Lupus | Rare Disease Day

Today is Rare Disease Day. Did you know that 1 in 17 people in the UK have a rare disease? It’s a lot more common than you’d think! I have lupus, an autoimmune disease. It took YEARS to diagnose, but that’s average, with most people waiting around 4 years for any rare disease diagnosis. You wouldn’t believe the number of blood tests I had, with antibody results making it over 98% likely that I had this condition – yet still…

5 Ways You Can Boost Your CV as a Student

University can be a stressful experience. The workloads are ten times tougher than you could have ever imagined at A-Level (if you weren’t silly enough to take too many A-levels like I was), you have to learn to adjust to being more an independent learner, and your deadlines seem to just appear out of nowhere. However, another thing you have to bear in mind is that, once you leave university, competition to find work is likely to be tough. Therefore,…

Buongiorno from Rome!

Buongiorno! I’m writing this in our hotel lobby, Occidental Aurelia, just down the road from Vatican city! A friend from work planned a trip to Rome, and I just happened to be on reading week, so grabbed a cheap British Airways flight to show her around for a few days. Our trip so far has consisted of the typical tourist sites including the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill,  Vatican, Trevi Fountain and all that jazz, along with incredibly cheap (and…

Extra-Curricular Activities to Consider Doing During University

Starting higher education can be a new experience in comparison to primary school and college. For one, you tend to have a lot more freedom, and it’s more of an independent form of learning. You may also find that there are far more activities for you to participate in. Depending on your personality type, you may be inclined to jump in head first when it comes to extra-curricular activities. On the other hand, you may be the type whose only…