Battling Fresher’s Flu

The start of a new term will bring inevitable warnings about keeping good health and trying to persevere through a classic case of ‘Freshers Flu’. Cautions about alcohol consumption and stocking up on vitamin C will come thick and fast for new students especially, so here are a few tips to prevent and cope with…

First Year: Things to Remember

They say time goes fast when you’re having fun. Well, whoever “they” are, couldn’t have been more right. This first year of university has now finished, I completed my last exam and have said goodbye to my first university accommodated room – which in itself, was sad enough. You wouldn’t think saying goodbye to my…

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.

What is it like starting and adapting to university?

I remember the nerves. I remember the excitement. I was asking myself questions like – “What if I don’t get on with my flatmates?”, “what if they don’t like me”, “how am I going to cope on my own?” It’s safe to say I was anxious about starting University.

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,…