Christmas Presents on a Student Budget

I’m sorry, the old Santa can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because he’s broke. We all know the feeling. The September student loan has nearly been depleted. The Black Friday offers seemed to have everything you had been holding out to buy. The money from the part-time job has mysteriously been spent on food (and maybe alcohol depending on how your month has … Continue reading Christmas Presents on a Student Budget

What I wish I’d Known as a Fresher

Uni can often be overhyped. From a young age, we put university on a pedestal and see it as an escape into independence and the beginning of adulthood. For those of us who have strict parents, it’s the beginning of a life without curfews and unfair punishments. For those of us whose school life could have been better, it’s a chance to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be. It’s different from the movies and from what we imagine it to be, but it’s definitely worth the excitement: just read these tips before you start and you’ll be good to go. Continue reading What I wish I’d Known as a Fresher

The Best Novels for University Students

Whether you’ve received a hefty reading list for your English Literature course, are in search of an insightful look into the human condition that can bulk up your conversation in seminars, or are just looking for a light read before the real work begins, here are the top novels you should poke your nose into this September: 1984 by George Orwell A piece of literary … Continue reading The Best Novels for University Students

10 Ways to Boss Your Year Abroad

I’ve just come back from my year abroad as a Language Assistant in Strasbourg, France, and have had the time of my life. I was very lucky during my year abroad: I met some amazing people, adored the city I lived in, and generally had an enjoyable overall experience. However, there are always going to be a few bumps in the road along the way. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Boss Your Year Abroad

Advice to Freshers from a Finalist: A Year Abroad

If you’re a languages fresher, the big compulsory YA is bound to be on your mind. I’d always said I’d live in France “one day”, but I’m not sure how that would have panned out if I hadn’t been forced into the whole thing. Moving to different country is a big deal, but at the end of it the world now seems much more open … Continue reading Advice to Freshers from a Finalist: A Year Abroad