What Happens after University?

For some people, the end of university is now approaching. With three-or-so months left, I would imagine there’s a lot of note-taking, dissertation planning, and caffeine-fuelled evenings going on. A year ago, this was me. I remember feeling quite stressed about life, focussing on getting myself organised enough to hit those approaching deadlines. And, when […]

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Graduate Depression

It’s a real thing. No one prepares you for it, no one tells you about it, no one expects it. You’re told, throughout your entire educational life, that you are to try your best and get high grades and keep studying and working because after uni, these are the things that employers want. Then, one […]

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University? Completed.

On Monday 14th May 2018, I handed in my final assignment of my university degree and was overwhelmed with all sorts of different emotions. First, I burst into tears as the thought of ohmygodwhatdoIdonow entered my mind, but then, after closing down the online-submission tab on my browser, I felt a huge sense of achievement. And here’s […]

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Have a Nosy: My Creative Writing

As you may or may not know, I study English Language and Creative Writing at university, and have specialised in prose (short stories). It’s always been something I’ve enjoyed doing, so I thought I’d perhaps share a few pieces that I’ve written over my years at university. My Story As a little girl, I used […]

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My Search for a Future

The 25th May 2018, the day I officially finish University, is niggling at me. After that date, it’ll the first time since I was four years old that I won’t be in education. It’s such a weird thought – I’ll (hopefully) be working full-time in something I’ve been working towards essentially my whole life. I […]

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I Went To…

This weekend was a busy one for me, but I had the best time! I visited York to see my sister who I haven’t seen for a month or so, and it was lovely to catch up with her while exploring a new town. I just haven’t had the chance to go to York since […]

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A Day of Thoughts

Sunday 4th February. Look at me, two posts in two days! I just wanted to write a quick entry and be real with you – today has been a weird day. It’s been weird because I haven’t done any work at all. It’s been weird because I couldn’t get out of my tired “daze”. And […]

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My Life as a Student

I came to the University of Gloucestershire two years ago and now I embark on my final year here in Cheltenham. The strange thing is, it has gone so unbelievably quick that I honestly don’t know how all of this has happened. But here I am, still trying to adult. Now that I’ve been a […]

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My Top 5: Summer Reading List

This summer has been incredibly long for me. I’m not complaining, of course, but I finished my first year back in May, and don’t start until the end of September. So, having a good four months off has spurred me on to do some reading. Some books, let’s just say, have been less than thrilling(!), […]

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