Why I stayed Anna Romanovska illustrates how displaced international students bear the brunt of COVID-19 COVID-19 has caused a lot of disturbance in people’s lives. You may have noticed a wave of your international friends packing their bags and leaving – fearful of not seeing their homes and families. But there are those who stayed. […]
Scarlett Parr Reid, print science editor discusses her previous experiences struggling with homesickness.
As the evening now starts at half three, plunging Exeter into near-darkness as soon as hungover students drag themselves out of bed, Christmas is undeniably close. And with it comes the thought of getting a train home, the cost of which is sure to make anyone wince as the last of the student loan for […]
I was raised the right way by my parents. I know that’s a bold claim, but I was raised with good values; a love of food and a deep appreciation for anything that’s free. For most students that’s what home means: free food. I won’t lie, my parents are great cooks and I enjoy the […]
Where are you from? It’s one of those very standard, straightforward questions, like “What’s your name?” or “How old are you?” A question most people don’t really think twice about before they answer. Well. Most people, maybe. Not me. It’s a question that has always made me second-guess myself. I was born in Veliko Tarnovo, […]
Reading weeks are pointless, and I love them. As Halloween draws nearer and the days get darker and colder, that long trek to campus is looking increasingly uninviting, so what better than a week’s break from lectures for the sake of ‘consolidating learning and individual research’? I know many people view reading week as a […]
Emma Dunne – The Social Media Situation It is fair to say that everyone wants ‘The Good Life’, but many of us cannot define what it is. Is it fulfilment, happiness, or a sense of purpose? And how do we achieve it? Nowadays, much of our lives are lived online. With Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and […]
In the third week of October, homesick Exeter students caused the biggest rise in homeward journeys, the Association of Train Operating Companies (Atoc) suggests. Exeter saw a 64 per cent rise in its usual weekly average journeys of those aged between 16 and 25. Durham experienced the second highest hike at 61 per cent, and […]