Life lessons at Uni

Although it doesn’t feel like it I am now two-thirds of the way through my time at university and boy have those two years gone quickly. Despite this, I feel like I have learnt a lot during my time at Lincoln. Amongst the obvious things like living alone and cooking for myself, I’ve also learnt…

Stress busters

Stress. One of the most used words in a student’s vocabulary. I cannot even remember a time before I was stressed, to be honest, and that’s not exaggerating. I normally work solidly without giving myself a chance to relax, and by the end of a term I would feel really low because I had gotten…

Advice for applicants

You’ve submitted your UCAS application (finally) and now the offers are rolling in. Whether you firmed your offer straight away, or are sat waiting for one to come through, there are a few things you can do now to start to prepare yourself for coming to the University of Lincoln in September. Well, anything to…

Buying Christmas presents without going bankrupt

Everyone knows that Christmas is an expensive time of year. More so when your student loan is dwindling, and you’re waiting desperately for that next Student Finance text so that you can afford the fancy pasta again. Christmas parties, Christmas food and decorations can all increase the financial burden at this time of year. And…

Wearing exercise clothes should count as exercise…

Exercise isn’t really my thing. I’d rather sit on the sofa, eat biscuits and watch ‘Friends’, than go on a run. But exercise doesn’t just mean getting the perfect #gymselfie, you can still stay fit even if the thought joining an organised sports team leaves you cold! Walk everywhere! At university, you don’t have much…

Cooking tips for the not-so-culinary-inclined

Let me be honest, I’m never going to be the next Jamie Oliver. I dread to think what Gordon Ramsey would say about my food. I don’t have a leg to stand on when I make fun of Great British Bake-Off mistakes. I sent innumerable texts to my Mum in the first term, spamming her…

Long distance doesn’t need to be scary

150 miles. 3 hours by car. One hundred and fifty miles. That’s how far away Lincoln is from home. ‘How am I going to manage being that far away from everyone I love? – This was the thought I kept going over and over during the few days before I moved to university. But now,…

Managing to manage money

Money is a big deal at university, mostly because you don’t have very much. So, I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact since no-one sugar-coats my bank statements.

Vote.

On June the 8th we have a decision on who we want to govern us. On June the 8th it is time for us to have a say. On June the 8th go to a polling station and vote. I will point you in the direction of the manifestos of the main parties: Conservative, Labour,…

Painting Lincoln every colour!

As anyone who knows me will be aware – I don’t run. If you see me running it probably means there’s something coming so I’d advise you to run too! Yet somehow, I find myself sat in my kitchen having just finished my first 5-kilometre Colour Run. By ‘first’ I mean – I did not practise…

Learning to live with new people

When you get to university you expect to be best mates with your new flatmates within five minutes – Right? That’s what endless university advice pages told me. These pages are great for calming nerves about living with new people. They don’t quite help if, like me, you get to uni and don’t have that…