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The approval of others

The approval of others

I tend to be inspired to write blog posts by things around me and by things that have happened to me, and that has then provoked me into some deep thinking. A couple of days ago, I was quite upset to hear that someone had […]

Short story: Not a love letter

Short story: Not a love letter

I wrote this story for an award – I didn’t get shortlisted for it so I thought I would pop it on here instead! It’s basically personifying a place, exploring what I experienced in this place and how it made me feel.  I’d love any […]

Student Publication Association National Conference (#SPANC18)

Student Publication Association National Conference (#SPANC18)

It’s been a month since I went to the Student Publication Association National Conference. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s essentially a weekend of the year when all the Student Publications from universities across the country pile into one place, […]

How to put a spring in your step this month

How to put a spring in your step this month

There are shiny wrappers all over your floor. Multiple shirts are stained with chocolate. That sugar hangover just won’t go away. Yes, it’s the Easter aftermath. If you’re a student, you’re likely off at the moment, so it’s easy to just lie about and graze. […]

The great tea debate

The great tea debate

Tea has been a big part of growing up for me. I can’t remember when I had my first cup, but I do remember coming home from school every day with one waiting for me in the kitchen. Good day or bad, it was there […]

My moral compass

My moral compass

It’s hard being a journalist. Everyone expects you to be a slimey so-and-so who will tattle to people about anything. What I’ve found, not just in journalism but in life, is that there are times when my compass has broken or hovered, and I’ve had […]

Sweet potato and pesto pasties recipe

Sweet potato and pesto pasties recipe

Sinking your teeth into a crumbly, warm pasty is a gorgeous feeling any time of year. I know that, you know that, Greggs knows that. But it can also be really satisfying making your own pasties at home, and it’s surprisingly simple to do. You […]

WIN: A dressing gown!

WIN: A dressing gown!

There’s nothing more perfect than snuggling in front of the telly on a Winter evening, wrapped up in a cosy dressing gown… Luckily for you guys, I’m giving away the softest dressing gown, thanks to Damart. They sell a range of clothing items at great […]

5 things every student must do in 2018

5 things every student must do in 2018

Forget 2017. 2018 is here, and it’s your chance to enjoy your time at university as much as possible. But how, you say? Don’t worry, this list of five things every student must do will give you all the inspiration you need:   Although it […]

My post-workout smoothie

My post-workout smoothie

Sorry for another sporadic blog post! I’ve been super busy with exams, but luckily they’re all done for now, and I can put my feet up and relax… Sort of anyway! Now I can focus on my health more again, and get back into my […]