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Finally free…. (until summer)

They’re done, thank the lord. Finally finished my 4 exams which is a huge relief, as I spent so much time in the library people probably thought I lived there (which is slightly depressing). But now they’re done I don’t quite know what to do with myself. Last year as soon as I finished my […]

New year new me blah blah blah

Yeah let’s face it, nothing has changed. Well, I’m slightly older but definitely not wiser. Although, I have reflected a little bit. Christmas really is a time for family and friends, and not about how many presents you get or how much mummy and daddy have spent on you. My family is far from perfect, […]

Brussels trip

So just been on a little mini break to Brussels with my best friend, which was fab and ridiculously cheap! There’s so much to do and see in Brussels, yet it seems to be overlooked by people relative to Prague and Budapest. It cost me the grand sum of €139 for 2 nights in a […]

Socials on a budget

Socials are definitely a massive part of any society, especially sports societies. And whilst they are fun, they can cost a lot when you add it up over the year. Costumes for the theme can be especially pricey- but it can be done cheaply! Over the year, I have been to countless numbers of socials, […]

IT’S CHRIIIIIIISTTTTTMAAAAAS

Well nearly. The banging Christmas tunes have already started, and let’s face it, it’s a bit early. Part of me is absolutely buzzing as Santa is on his way and I basically get to continue eating the amount I’ve eaten all year, except I now have an excuse. The house is planning our Christmas meal, […]

Exams are approaching…

It feels like we’ve only just began, yet soon the inevitable exam period will come around again. I am already stressing about stressing about work. If you get what I mean. But keeping cool and working smartly instead of doing all the hours under the sun will actually work better! I wish I had taken […]

Keeping skills alive

I have an appalling memory. Literally appalling, I struggle to remember what I had to breakfast never mind how to partially differentiate something, Which is why it’s so important to keep your skills up to date. Love it or hate it, lets face it, maths is important. No matter what degree/job you do, its highly […]

Managing your time

It’s hard. I know. I want to join literally all the societies as well as attend a pretty jam-packed lecture timetable, plus working a part time job. Unfortunately, it’s not possible. Some sports societies require a fair bit of commitment anyway, for example I play lacrosse (def join it’s great) but that requires me to […]

How to budget effectively

As everyone knows the student loan provided for us to ‘live’ on is nowhere near enough. Last year my accommodation was £6000+ and my loan was the minimum. BUT FEAR NOT. You can budget well- especially if you get on well with your flatmates, sharing is caring after all. The market is a good place […]

Settling in

I’m finally back at Uni – hurrah!! Moved into my new house with my fab housemates- who all study chemistry too and are basically the entire ChemSoc committee. Everything has been great so far, although it’s a bit weird getting used to all the little sounds our old Victorian house makes. It’s strangely liberating living […]

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