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Personal Statement

I remember when I was 18 years old, I was writing my university personal statement and indeed, it was a stressful period of time. There were high expectations to create a “perfect” personal statement as you’re trying to sell yourself to a university. Here are my top tips to write a personal statement: Make it […]

Having problems sleeping?

A French Kiss bubblebar

Everybody knows that feeling of tossing and turning in your bed at night time where, you want to sleep but you can’t. Once you finally close your eyes and drift off into dreamland, your alarm goes off (not a great feeling). Everyone has their reasons for not sleeping at night, it might be down to […]

Best thing that has happened during summer is…

It’s mid July and the weather has been fairly okay, not too hot or too cold. Summer is going fairly well but, the best thing that has happened is Season 7 for Game of Thrones. That is right, ladies and gentlemen, Game of Thrones is finally here. Everyone has their programmes that they love and […]

Grenfell tower fires

It has been over a week since hearing the horrible news about the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington. The fire engulfed a 24-storey high tower block of public housing flats within a couple of hours. Unfortunately, the fire took many lives and injured over 50 people. Until this day, loved ones are seeking their […]

One year.

Time heals the pain – everyone. “It’s going to be fine.” “You’re in shock.” “It’s fine to cry.” “I am sorry for your loss.” The words that everyone will hear in their lifetime when they lose a loved one. I heard these words this time last year when I lost my cousin and my grandmother. […]

Open days: what to expect

De Monfort Hall

The big day is here, the arrival of an open day. I am sure that most university students remember their open day and the adrenaline rush when walking around the campus. The same feelings would come to prospective students but, also with excitement and nerves. This post is inspired by Lois with her brilliant work […]

Second year field trip

Sunny southern Spain here I come! It’s that time of the year where second year physical geographers will be travelling to Almeria. We will be spending a whole week in Spain away from the busy university life. However, don’t be fooled as we will be working very hard and thinking our dissertation.   It’s only […]

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