Results Day Reflection – what a difference a year can make!

The month of August in 2012 was one of varied emotions for myself – from absolute, all-consuming excitement to ‘oh-my-word-I-think-I’m-having-a-heart-attack-call-999’ panic, it is a time which will stick in my mind forever. Why, you ask? Two words; results day. As A Level results day crept up upon us all this summer and the nationwide hashtag […]

Is there an unanswered need to discuss mental health in our country’s schooling system?

I’d firstly like to apologise for my recent hiatus in terms of blogging-posts – my life has been going at 100mph for the usual sluggish lifestyle I lead whilst home and surrounded by the nothingness of gorgeous Norfolk. However, after decimating my town centre with eager (and slightly desperate) CV’s during the Easter period, I […]

“History is written by the victors,” – W. Churchill.

“Hello, my name is Amy-Rose, and I am a Royalist.” From my love of Medieval history and verging-on-obsessive interest in all things Tudor, my admiration of the British Royal Family is of the upmost. So, as you can imagine, when the news that Kate and Will’s much awaited ‘Royal Baby’ had been born (and a […]

Ethics and Euthanasia – where do we draw the line?

There are two gargantuan barriers to research and study within the Social Sciences – morals and ethics – and if you’ve ever studied anything surrounding the mental state, wellbeing or outward influences of a person/group of persons, you will undoubtedly be very familiar with their importance. Within the discipline of Sociology, morals and ethics are […]

Understanding Feminism in the 21st Century.

Understanding Feminism in the 21st Century.

I am a Feminist. I am not radical, nor am I a man-hating, matriarchal-wanting crazed lady wandering the streets of England ranting about the glass-ceiling and baring unshaven legs. Yet, (usually) when I tell someone I class myself to be pro-women’s rights, I can see the latter description of a Feminist flash across their face, […]

(From left) A Devil, a Vampire, Superwoman who died in the act of trying to save everyone from the terrors of Halloween and finally, Katniss Everdeen!

Adiós Exams and ‘Fresherdom’ (Part 2 or 2).

I have officially finished my first year at University, waved goodbye to my little hovel in the beautiful grounds of Oadby, packed up what felt like my life’s contents and moved back to the countryside for three months. How. Very. Bizarre. If you had told the very eager, bushy-tailed and bright-eyed Amy-Rose nine months ago […]

Adiós Exams and ‘Fresherdom’ (Part 1 or 2).

Picture this; the sun is shining, students are scattered all around the abundant beautiful surroundings of Oadby, music is playing in the distance as you lay back on your towel, book clutched in one hand, a glass of Pimms in the other and not one single exam paper/revision/book in sight. At all. Anywhere. As you […]

Conquering the control this exam season.

There are two words I can utter to induce even the tiniest jilt of horror in every single student, at every different academic stage – those words? Exam. Season. Yes, folks! The (temporary) ending is nigh! Grab your essentials and run for the hills, because the months of May and June bring much terror to […]

Gone are the days of “…manic revision and taking Kalms like it is my day-job!”

I have spent the past two or so days back in my little hometown, recovering from an awful bout of food poisoning (NOT inflicted by my own cooking, which is quite shocking), but from the otherwise trusted Nandos! I truly believe it was just a case of bad luck, as I’ve never experienced anything such […]

The topic of change, featuring your odd socks and metaphorical mountains!

The topic of change, featuring your odd socks and metaphorical mountains!

Today’s post is dedicated to something which every person, especially students attending University, has experienced in their lifetime: change. Whether it be deciding to finally grow up and make sure your socks are matching (don’t judge), or moving half way across the country and setting up home on your lonesome, change is usually a rather […]

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