I am the festive one in my flat. The first of December rolls around and I am ready to jingle my bells (don’t read into that). I’m the kind of person who is tone-deaf, yet insists on giving a full rendition of All I Want For Christmas Is You at any given interval. I will get … More How To Do Christmas On A Student Budget
Hands up if you’re sick of hearing about Brexit. Brexit talks, Brexit deals, Brexit no-deal… That’s the newest one, the no-deal. Amidst the hum of brexitbrexitbrexit, it took me a while to care enough to read up on it. Yes, I’m bored of Brexit but I also realise it’s my responsibility to stay informed. A … More Brexit: No Deal, No Gap Year?
On Thursday, you got your A-Level results. On Friday, the hangover and the reality of university hit. For most people, this means moving away from your home, your family and your friends. It’s exciting: you’re finally an adult and the joys of student life await you. Freshers! Studying! Living alone! Etcetera! And then the panic … More What You Don’t Need To Bring To University
This time four weeks ago, I had just started my summer internship in Newcastle. Nervous doesn’t even begin to cover how I was feeling walking into the building. However, after three full weeks here, I think I’m finally finding my stride, or at least have stopped the nervous gabbling long enough to get some work … More Three Things I’ve Learnt After Three Weeks of My Internship
It’s Friday night and you have two options: a night on the sofa with a glass of wine, your favourite movie and your comfiest sweatpants, OR reply to that text inviting you to head into town for the sesh. (NB: ‘sesh’ is a word I haven’t nor ever will use seriously, don’t worry) Don’t get … More An Introvert’s Guide to a Night Out
It dawned on me recently that this time next year I’ll have to find an actual job and that just having a degree is not enough to guarantee me a career anymore. My CV is fine – it’s got all my work experience since I was sixteen, all my extra-curricular activities, all my volunteer work… … More Embarking On An Internship
I’ve just handed in my final essays for the second year of my English Literature degree at Newcastle University. The deadlines which had been hanging over my head for months are gone and now I can finally relax, although that will be short-lived as I’ve got a pretty hectic summer ahead of me. Two years … More A Few Things I’ve Learnt Upon Finishing Second Year