Hi everyone, apologies for the long hiatus. I was super busy towards the end of the last academic year with exams and preparing for my summer internship, which I will write some more about at a later date. For now, I want to give a few top tips about how to get through your first year at uni as I have seen a lot of people online worrying about starting uni and encountering issues when they get there. So without further ado…Continue reading
I’m writing this post a little bit in advance but by the time this goes up I will have finished my first year of uni! Keep your eyes peeled for a reflection on my first year in general because that will be coming up but I want to talk about things you should expect if you’re going to be starting an English degree next year.
Its that time of year again where the Oxbridge offers come out and a large majority of people are rejected. Unfortunately, that is just the way it is with Oxbridge. Two years ago, I was in exactly that situation and I want to take some time to reflect on how my rejection from Cambridge impacted me.Continue reading
This week I decided I would chat to my friend Emily (who also has a blog) about what its like to have a part time job alongside being a full-time student. This can obviously be a difficult thing to juggle but Emily does a great job at managing her time between these two commitments.Continue reading
When I first started looking at universities, I ordered every prospectus going and went to every open day I possibly could. This resulted in me attending at least 8 different uni open days, half of which I didn’t end up applying to.
Picture the scene. I was in year 11 doing the most important exams of my life thus far. My absolute worst subject was chemistry, I was horrific at it. I’d messed up so many practicals that I now had to sit out whilst the rest of the class did them, I was a danger to myself and everyone around me in the chemistry lab. It was exam season and my exam was coming up. I was terrified, no amount of revision seemed to be able to prepare me for the horror of this chemistry exam.
First off, sorry I missed my Monday post last week, I’ve been crazy busy with revision (I still am) and just didn’t have time, posting is likely to be a little more erratic for another month or so but please bear with me. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about what I do to keep a long distance relationship alive and said I’d talk about what games me and M. like to play together. I’m a cheapskate so all of these games are either free or under five pounds. So in no particular order… Let’s go.
Revision season is coming up (and I am definitely not procrastinating actually doing some of my own revision by writing this) and despite opting to do and English Literature degree, this subject has always been the one I’ve found hardest to revise. But having done my GCSEs and A levels and got decent enough grades to do it at uni, hopefully I have some good English lit revision tips.
My boyfriend and I have been together since January 2016 when we were both still in sixth form. He doesn’t want me to use his name so I’ll just call him M. At this time, he was at boarding school 3 hours away by train from me. Now, we are both at university 250 miles (or 5 and a half hours on the train) apart from each other. Though I say so myself, we’re both pretty expert at long distance relationships at this point and hopefully my tips on how to make it work will help at least some of you!