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…

How having a summer job could save your summer!

It’s the end of your first year and you’ve gone home for the summer. You probably got about £100 of student loan left and need to survive the rest of the summer either living off that, begging your parents or becoming a hermit. That doesn’t sound very fun now does it?

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…

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…

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…

Coffee delights

Some time ago, a friend told me to check out a place called Coffee Aroma, in her opinion the best place to—you guessed it—get coffee here in Lincoln, or to enjoy a relaxed music night, or just hang out. Probably lured there by the smell of freshly ground coffee and the prospect of being able…