Hello, good people of the internet! My name is Joel and I'm a third-year Film Studies and Creative Writing student. I'm a shameless geek who loves films, corny jokes and Doctor Who. As someone with autism, I know how difficult uni can be so expect my blogs to be full of advice to people who just can't even with life.
Introduction Uni is exciting, there’s no doubt about that. I myself am counting down the days until I return for my final year. But if you’re like me then you’re probably dreading the hectic nature of Fresher’s Fortnight. The fact of the matter is, there is a LOT to do and it can get very […]
Introduction (NB: This is mainly for first-time flyers. If you are a more experienced flyer – and chances are you will be – I encourage you to give your own advice in the comments below.) So a while back, I rode a plane for the first time and it was the ideal first flight. I […]
Introduction So, when you start uni, chances are you’re gonna know nobody there. If that is indeed the case, there’s going to be some awkwardness when meeting new people (especially if, like me, you’re a socially awkward person). Well not to worry, it’s actually fairly easy to make friends at uni but just in case […]
I probably need to explain where I’ve been the past couple of weeks so I’ve decided to dedicate this post as sort of apology/update for you all. Basically, I’ve been to two different places for the past two weeks. One of them, as I mentioned in my previous post, was Dorset. I went on holiday […]
Every year around late July-early August, my family and I go on holiday to Dorset. It’s a lot of fun and it’s almost always the highlight of my summy holidays. Because this tradition has gone on for years, I know Dorset well enough to recommend a few touristy spots for you all to visit. Weymouth: This should […]
Okay, so it’s no secret that it’s ridiculously hot right now and I’d imagine that you’re like the Wicked Witch of the West when she makes contact with water. Not to worry, here are some unprofessional opinions as to how to survive this dreadful heatwave. Stay inside in the middle of the day, especially if […]
Introduction One thing I feel you should learn about me is the fact that I have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), or autism as it is better known. I’d imagine you’ll have one of the following reactions: “What’s autism?” “Oh, I’ve seen Rain Man. I know all about autism!” “Oh, I know someone who has that!” “What? No […]