A beginner’s guide to using the library

Coming off the back of fresher’s week and start of term, the library is probably the last thing on your mind. You’ve only just started your course and the dreaded January exam season seems like a lifetime away. But those months can pass quickly, and when they do you’ll need to know how to make…

Alternative nights out for non-drinkers

Some aspects of uni life can be difficult for non-drinkers. Especially if people are endlessly either asking why you don’t drink or trying to convince you to start! Among the difficulties can be going out. It turns out paying £3 for (soft) drinks in a noisy, sticky box loses a lot of its appeal if…

Social media – Dos and Don’ts

As a millennial, it goes without saying that we share most of our lives on social media – both the exciting and the boring days. However, as a student, especially if you’re hoping to get a job at the end of it, you always need to be sure that you’re happy for what you’re posting…

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…

My trip to Peru

Originally posted in Ellie’s blog Merlin’s Beard I will be graduating in September with a BA (Hons) in Media Production and I am moving to Bristol at the end of this week. Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. As many of you will know, I have…

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.