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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 strong) cocktails and all the good Roman food. I’m in semester 2 of my MA in Classical Art & Archaeology,…

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 activity is immersing yourself in the library. Either way, you should know that there are many benefits of extra-curricular activities…

University Students: What to do with all your stuff between terms

Returning home between university terms can be the best date on the calendar for some. Those months of Pot Noodles, stale sandwiches and reusing tea bags vanish into the bad memory compartment, and you are suddenly able to breathe a little easier. Returning home means you get to be treated by your parents, as they look after you, feed you and potentially buy you new clothes. Yet, what to do when the term comes to a close, and you’re between years without a university home to call your own? Your possessions aren’t going to all fit in the car, and…

Top UK Places To Escape City Life

Busy modern city life can sometimes become too much. There can be too many people all crammed into one place, not enough time to relax and too much rushing everywhere. There’s too many grey concrete and tall buildings, and a severe lack of green fields. There are, of course, many beautiful parks and shared open spaces to enjoy in the city. However, sometimes it can be important to get away from the hectic fast-pace for a few days, escape the buzzing nightlife and instead recharge your batteries, slow down and take the time to notice the beautiful sunset over rolling…

Why are Medical Negligence Claims in the UK on the Increase?

This year I’ve decided to share some more serious topics on this blog. I have written a few posts about mental health at university, saving money, and living more sustainably, but I’d like to venture further. To start this off, here’s a guest post about why medical negligence claims are increasing in the UK. I found this an interesting read, so I’ve decided to share it, and just for clarification, these are not my opinions and I am not an expert. Let me know what other topics you’d like to read more about! Why Medical Negligence Claims in the UK…

The Best Areas to Live in Nottingham: A Student Guide

While I love to share my experiences with student life, this blog is very London-centric. This guest post appeared in my email inbox recently, and I thought it would be great to share it with you. I’ve never visited Nottingham personally, but if any of you live there or are planning to go to university there, I hope this guide is useful! The Best Areas to Live in Nottingham: A Student Guide. Students residing in Nottingham live in all parts of the city, but some areas are more popular than others due to their close proximity to Nottingham Trent University…

Dream Garden Wishlist

*this is a guest post Brief intro from Emily: A long, rambly post about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to is coming very soon (hopefully tomorrow), but today is something much more lighthearted. Since moving to London 4 years ago, the one thing that has been missing from each of my homes is a garden. I’m lucky enough to live right by Victoria Park and Regent’s Canal, but it’s not the same as having your own garden. One of the highlights of going back to Devon in the summers is how lovely it is to spend time…