Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?

Think: you’re sitting in a seminar and the seminar leader is calling out names, taking a quick register, when you hear a name you don’t recognise. There’s an awkward silence until someone finally raises their hand to say that that’s them – but that isn’t their name, and those aren’t their pronouns anymore. This is … Continue reading Preferred Pronouns and Avoiding Deadnames: What Can We Do?

5 Tips for Introverts at University

Are you an introvert at University? Are you struggling to make and maintain friendships? Do you want to have a great University experience? Well, here are five tips that might help you out. 1. Take initiative! Be bold, be brave and take the initiative. You can do it! Make the first move, it's an introverts … Continue reading 5 Tips for Introverts at University

Returning to education after a decade – what is it like to be a mature student?

It’s a sunny Saturday in September and I am incredibly excited. It’s moving day. After ten long years of delays, I am finally able to start university. I’m going to have the whole experience. I’m going to live in halls, go to Freshers Week, join societies - I am so incredibly excited to be here. … Continue reading Returning to education after a decade – what is it like to be a mature student?