#StudyHappy 2

#StudyHappy starts again next week on Tuesday 8th May! The event so nice, it’s happening twice! Struggling to study? Stressed out from exams or your dissertation? Fancy playing some retro games or relaxing on a virtual beach? The Student Life team are joining forces with the Library to bring you another week-long #StudyHappy event in…

The Camino de Santiago

Written by Jonathan Shiell, Medieval History PhD Student  The Way of St James is something that holds particular significance to me. When I lived in Ireland, it was unusual to meet anyone who had not only heard of the Camino but who was not already intending to do it themselves. When the chaplaincy at university offered…

#StudyHappy week

#StudyHappy week starts next week on Monday 5th March! Struggling to study? Always procrastinating? Stressed out from work? Or just want to cuddle a doggo? via GIPHY Well, you’re in luck!  The Student Life team are joining forces with the Library to bring you a week-long #StudyHappy event in the Library Freezone (opposite the Costa…

Pancake day recipes

It’s Pancake Day! Do you feel brave enough to make your own instead of using a ready-mix? If you do, here are a few recipes that are super easy and cheap to make. Easy Pancakes: 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying This is…

If only Gordon Ramsey was around to help with the cooking

by Samuel J Steers – first-year journalism student Leaving school is a bit strange. Suddenly, after two years of extremely hard work and lots of exams have finished, you’ve become an adult, and it’s time to enjoy the summer by lazing around in a dressing gown all day, not getting out of bed until tea…

University: expectations versus reality

By Charlotte Price, first-year forensic science student Moving to university and living in halls of residence inevitably evokes a number of emotions within a student. Whether that be the stress of balancing a social life with reading and coursework, worrying if you will be homesick as soon as your parents leave and fearing the huge push…

Getting organised

By Olivia Applewhite, 1st year Law student. I like to be organised, and after what feels like fifty ‘introductory’ lectures and seminars this term, it’s safe to say that most of my lecturers want this quality in all of us. What does it mean to be organised though? Everyone works so differently that there’s no one method…

Alternative places to study

There are a number of places on and around the main campus where you can stop and study if you just fancy a change of scenery from your room. Here are some of Hannah’s picks for the best places on and off campus to settle down with a good library book, your laptop and some…

Volunteering abroad after university

Written by Hannah Smith –  Film and Television Student Graduate Leaving education is a daunting prospect for anyone. From the age of four, going to school is all you’ve ever known and when that’s finally over, you’re left wondering, what next? You may find yourself in the fantastic position of entering the working world and…

My journey to a PhD

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m one of those people who had no idea where they wanted to end up but kept taking the next steps along the path that I liked best, and it has so far, worked out! Maybe luck has less to do with it. Or, maybe it’s not luck at…

Balancing work and work on an MA

Jamie Waller – Journalism MA For most people at University, life is divided between assignments and leisure time. However, others have to balance these demands with a paid job as well. There are plenty of reasons someone might have a job. They might like the financial security, they might need it to make ends meet…