Freya Jhugroo dissects the stages of essay-writing in the mind of a perfectionist and the likely familiar process of crafting every piece of work; translation by Anna Assens Gonzalez. Aquí documento el proceso ilógico del cual sufro cada vez que escribo un ensayo. Ya yo sé que podría vivir una vida más tranquila si mi […]
Issy Murray explores new research which indicates having your in-laws over during the Christmas period can negatively affect your mental health.
Aakruthi Karri weighs in on the best study tips for incoming freshers
Throughout my academic life, I always thought of the last week of August to be the big Sunday. The last hoorah. The existential dread starts to kick in, it feels a little colder at night, the light late nights seem to become a distant memory. Nostalgia is a cruel thing that seems to hit us […]
Dear Agony Aunt, I’ve been with my boyfriend since I was 16. However, since arriving at uni, I’ve moved in with the most beautiful man I’ve ever met. I love my boyfriend, but I’m not sure how to recover from this passion. What do I do? Yours sincerely, Happily Dating Dear Happily Dating, Try not […]
We all know campus gets busy, particularly during exams. Well, those of us who’ve been through exams at least once know. First years don’t. Perhaps this explains why they, yearly, descend upon campus for their oh-so-vital exams like fire ants. The library is hot, it’s crowded, and someone might die. Some freshers show up purely […]
A page sits, half-scrawled with ink; the slight silence plays host to a haiku.
T he Students’ Guild revealed towards the end of last term, that Refreshers week – the week in which societies put on more taster sessions for people to try during ‘exam week’ in term two – was to be cancelled for January 2018. This wasn’t quite the traumatic/thankful/all-of-the-above news of the Saturday Lemmy coming to […]
The exams you’re dreading are fast approaching (sorry). But are you actually revising effectively or are you wasting your time? Are you revising at all yet? Are you reading this to procrastinate from the revision you should be doing? Lots of psychological research has shown us what is and isn’t helpful when revising, so here […]
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 […]