University

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

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…

How to Be Ready for the Real World After You Graduate

Today’s guest post is full of great advice for graduates. I graduated this year, but as I’m doing a masters’ degree (followed by potentially a PhD), I haven’t entered the ‘real world’ yet. Many of my friends are struggling as graduates at the moment – it’s hard to find graduate-level jobs that don’t also require years of experience. Soon enough I’ll be in the same boat, so here’s some advice that I hope is helpful for you… and future me!…

Planning the Ultimate Housemate Holiday!*

Apologies for the influx of holiday-themed blog posts, but I guess I’m just in the mood to get away from cold and rainy November London. I promise I’ve got one of those deep-and-meaningful 5am thoughts blog posts coming up soon, so prepare yourselves for that mess. Anyway, today is about fun things. I am yet to go on a ‘housemate holiday’ specifically, but I definitely think that having a holiday, or just a short trip with your uni friends helps…

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting University

I remember feeling like a rabbit in the headlights when I started university. There was so much advice flying around about what was important, what I should be doing, how I should be managing my time and annoyingly, most of it was conflicting. Here are a few things I wish I’d known before the start of the first term. I’m now two months into my Master’s degree – I’ve learnt a lot since first year! Buy second hand books It’s…