Beating the blues

Moving away from home for university can be tough. Even if you are always out and about meeting new people and enjoying student’s life to the fullest, there’ll be bad days. Days you wish you could close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, then open your eyes and magically find yourself back at home,…

Graduation: 1 year on

Today marks exactly one year since I graduated from the University of Lincoln, in what can only be described as one of the most special days of my life. For many lucky students, this week will be their turn to robe up, walk through the castle grounds, and exit their time as a student with…

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…

The run-up to graduation

After all the late nights in the Library, all the last minute submissions and all the exam stress, there isn’t much time to consider graduation. But, now I come to think about it, the prospect of graduation is very exciting as well as slightly daunting.  Nearly every third year in the country is worrying about what…

What I’ll miss about living in Lincoln

Although Lincoln is a small city, there are a lot of things I will miss about living there now that I have completed my degree and moved back home – I would like to take this opportunity to share a few of them with you. Places to socialise One of the first places my friends and I…

What will you choose to do now?

It can be scary to think about venturing into the real world after three years at uni. Getting up in time for a 9am has seemed like such a struggle for so long, but soon you’ll be doing it 5 days a week. But what path do you take? Graduate schemes, entry-level jobs, travel or…

My last Uni project was a documentary … in Vietnam

We were trekking up through the foothills of Northern Vietnam,  our guides leading the way through thick mud, mist hiding the mountains. We were on our way to record the most important interview of the documentary. After half an hour of slogging uphill, the fog cleared and we saw the incredible expanse of rice fields,…

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…

How to prepare for your Masters: Advice for offer holders

For many undergraduates, now is the time when you’ll be debating applying for postgraduate study, and, if you’re super organised, you might even already have an offer. This time last year, I had a sudden life crisis and decided that I wanted to continue studying and apply to an MA course. It was a really…

My postgraduate story… so far

I graduated in September 2014, it was the proudest day of my life. I stood on the stage and received my American Studies and History degree with my family there cheering and clapping in the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral. The people conducting the ceremony told us not to look out into the main hall – just…