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…

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…

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…

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…