What I Love About Where I Live: The Cotswolds, UK

Despite having spent the last couple of years at university in Bristol, and regardless of my transition from rural to urban life (read all about it in an article I wrote for The University Paper for Bristol: www.unipaper.co.uk/article/countryside-to-city-university), the rolling hills of the Cotswolds will always be my home. That's right, I live in the UK's... Continue Reading →

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What I Hear as a Sober Student

I choose to be sober 99% of the time for various reasons. Notice how I don’t claim to be completely sober, because sometimes I'm partial to the odd cocktail – but the 1% of the time when I’m not completely alcohol-free, I can only really manage one. To be honest I just don't like drinking,... Continue Reading →

10 Things I Learnt as a Fresher

So it's nearly October, and I'm nearing the end of the first week of my THIRD year at uni. That's right, I graduate next year, and the thought is nothing if not scary. I remember having the best Freshers' Week after moving to Bristol (mainly because it's always the same week as my birthday), and... Continue Reading →

How I Budget

Just like love and gravity, money makes the world go round. And whether you're a student or not, having a healthy bank account is important. I've never been completely broke at uni, but I've had to be pretty careful sometimes, and it's crucial to know how to spend your money wisely so you don't have... Continue Reading →

The Rises and Falls of Working in Retail

It's now August - the prime time for holidays, family days out, and (dare I say it) back-to- school shopping. Shopping centres and high streets get incredibly busy during the summer months, which is why I am currently feeling extra sympathy for those working in retail. For some, retail is a temporary stepping-stone, and for... Continue Reading →

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