The ‘new normal’ of studying: We’re all there with you

I think we can all agree these are strange times, and that the university experience we’re all having right now might not be reflecting what we originally imagined when we applied to university. I’m an English literature and drama student; the other day, I found myself in the loft/converted office space at home, wearing aContinue reading “The ‘new normal’ of studying: We’re all there with you”

How the British law safeguards rich landlords rather than weak students

Many students, such as myself, have found themselves in a very difficult situation due to the pandemic: Student accommodation contracts.  The pandemic has changed many things, the academic aspect of university has adapted to the Covid-19 safety measures, which means that students are guaranteed online teaching sessions.  I am an Italian student, studying Politics atContinue reading “How the British law safeguards rich landlords rather than weak students”

Time management from a professional procrastinator

As a first-year university student, there are a lot of new things to get used too. However, perhaps the most important is time management. I wouldn’t say I’m the best at time management, far from it! But, given the heavy workload, I understand the importance of effective time management. Considering I’m a professional procrastinator, IContinue reading “Time management from a professional procrastinator”

Green hair and Vans – What it means to be a mature student at university

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge that taking the leap and going to university is pretty daunting. The unknown, the constant doubts: Am I good enough? Will I settle in? Will I make friends? Now ask yourself the same questions but imagine you are a forty-year-old woman. I will give you a moment to process that asContinue reading “Green hair and Vans – What it means to be a mature student at university”

The Spider-verse: What it means to be part of the cosplay community

As kids we all aspired to be a superhero or we had a superhero we looked up to, someone who made us feel safe during the bad times, some people envisioned their Dads as Superman or Batman and their Mum’s as Wonder Woman, these people that could do so much but never seemed to breakContinue reading “The Spider-verse: What it means to be part of the cosplay community”

‘WOOOOOO’: Rimini Tour 2k19

Well. As I crawl my way back into Daniel Defoe after a 22-hour coach journey that spanned 5 countries- my head shaven, my voice ruined, €700-poorer and my pink, zebra-print thong riding up my arse, only one thought runs through my mind, ‘I f**king love tour!’ However much I never want to see a BacardiContinue reading “‘WOOOOOO’: Rimini Tour 2k19”

‘Scary and confusing’ – an EU student’s feelings on Brexit

With Brexit Day, and therefore the day the UK is leaving the EU for good, approaching rather quickly, I wondered how young people, whose future depended on being allowed to live in the UK without restrictions, felt about the situation. I decided to sit down with Jenny Bremerich, 22, who was born and raised inContinue reading “‘Scary and confusing’ – an EU student’s feelings on Brexit”

Cirque du Soleil’s Totem: An Experience I’ll Never Forget

I had no idea what to expect when I booked my tickets for Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show; I just wanted to surprise my mum with a trip to the theatre. However, looking back I am so glad that I took a chance on a show that I knew little about- it was an experienceContinue reading “Cirque du Soleil’s Totem: An Experience I’ll Never Forget”