I chat all things University, the highs, the lows, the good, the bad and obviously the slightly ugly singing while sat on the bathroom floor of Pop World with some nugs in one hand and hash browns in another. You’re welcome.

your grades don't define you

6 reasons why your grades don’t define you

20th August 2020

Today is GCSE results day and after the shambles of last week’s A-Level results, it’s no wonder students were worried about receiving their grades. But whether you’re thrilled or disappointed, the important thing to remember is that your grades don’t define you. Teachers often label children as ‘gifted’ or ‘straight A/A* student’ but what they […]

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My Creative Writing Masters Graduation

17th January 2020

I had my Graduation yesterday, when I received my Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Leicester. Not quite sure where those twelve months went, but I certainly have learnt and written more in a year than I have in a long time. I really enjoyed my course and loved going back to graduate […]

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Should you do a Masters?

17th January 2020

After being in education for seventeen years, it was daunting not knowing what the next step was after graduating from my Bachelor’s degree in English. I got my GCSE’s, A-Levels, BA degree; I’d got the set of qualifications my teachers had always encouraged me to get. But, then what? Nobody at the University of York […]

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One Year after University

4th June 2019

It’s officially one year since I left University. So it’s a year since I packed up my cosy student room in York, crammed it into my Mini and entered the real, adult world. I had no job, no income, and no plans bar a handful of fun things with my friends and family that was […]

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It’s official, I’m a graduate!

16th October 2018

So it’s official… I’m an English graduate from the University of York. AGH. I still don’t believe it, mainly because I feel way too young to be a graduate and have my life together. Can I just rewind to the gin & lemonade and dancing on the tables in Fibbers pls?? Graduation was such a […]

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20 books from my degree worth reading

22nd June 2018

After three years and countless reading lists, I thought I’d share 20 books from my degree worth reading. I read a considerable amount of the “classics” in my English course at York along with some obscure literature that no one has ever heard of mainly in the Anglo-Saxon textbook. But there were also some absolute […]

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Adjusting to life after university

21st May 2018

While I am adjusting to life after university, I am now not actually completely done with education. It’s as big of a surprise to me as it is to you. But let’s just rewind for a second. A week ago, (but it feels like four weeks ago) I finished my degree! Then once I was sober […]

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ciao adios i'm done with university

Ciao Adios, I’m done with University!

17th May 2018

I’ve only gone and finished my university degree like Ciao Adios, I’m done. No big deal. I’ve written an 8,000 word dissertation, eaten my body weight in chocolate and massively exploited the free version of citeforme to reference my 40+ sources. But I made it through! So Ciao, adois you disgustingly long piece of writing you, […]

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Spring Term Aspirations

9th January 2018

  Yesterday I started to have a little panic as I realised my Christmas holiday is almost over and it’s time to think about spring term. I consoled myself by singing White Christmas and then contemplating why each month doesn’t have it’s own playlist like December does for Christmas? Then we’d actually notice time passing. […]

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