University

Living the student life? Here are my university blog posts! Studying, surviving, saving money… it’s all here.

3 Simple Ways to Find a Waitressing Job Online

Hola from Barcelona! I’ve been really busy these last few weeks with a trip to Rome and now Barcelona! I’m having an amazing time, make sure to keep up with me on Instagram. There’ll be lots of new content from me when I’m back, but for now I’ve got a guest post. Finding a job as a student can be hard, without any work experience and awkward availability around lectures. Lots of my friends have worked in bars or restaurants…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

How to Prepare for Your First Ever Job

You’ve done it. You’ve graduated. You’ve got a degree. You’ve landed a job too. It was all worth it, all those hours and hours of study and work, all that stress, and you’re ready to go out into the big, wide world as a fully functioning adult. Only, if you’ve never had a job before, the whole idea of doing just that can be daunting. It’s okay though; this list of tips on how to prepare for your first ever…

Depression and Anxiety Amongst University Students

Today I’ve got a guest post about depression and anxiety in university students, which is very applicable to a lot of us (myself included). I’ve tried propanolol for anxiety, and I’m currently havign CBT for low self-esteem and derealisation, which have mostly been caused by stress from university / trying to survive in London. I honestly know very few people at university who don’t suffer from anxiety, depression, or both! Keep reading to find out some advice on how to…