Things They Don’t Tell You Before Starting An MA

The prospect of leaving university is scary. No matter how figured out you think you have your life, the comfort of 2pm starts and your lovely flatmates you don’t care if you do your washing up for days is difficult to leave behind. Never mind the thought of actually having to go out into the real world and getting a job. Like so many other students I finished my Sociology BA with absolutely no idea what to do next. I was pleased with my grade, I just didn’t know how to turn that into a job. That is when the…

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Revision Break Bliss: Olverum Bath Oils

There is no doubt about it, exam period is hard. It’s stressful, your sleeping pattern goes out of the window and, if you are anything like me you cling onto the few things that make you feel relaxed and somewhat human. Enter Olverum Bath Oil. Olverum is a uniquely blended bath oil containing Eucalyptus, Lavender, Juniper, Lavandin, Lemon peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Exotic Verbena, Lime, Geranium and Rosemary. Its zesty smell automatically puts you into a state of complete relaxation without being too overpowering. I conveniently received the package from Olverum the night before my first exam. Feeling extremely tense…

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Busting Myths: Healthy eating on a student budget

They say ‘you are what you eat’, yet I don’t remember eating a lazy, borderline alcoholic. A recent survey showed that 46% of fresher’s miss their mums cooking -and when you have spent the first week away from home, either inebriated or hungover and incapable of mustering up anything more advanced that toast, it’s not hard to see why… The Daily Mail recently printed the headline, ‘The average student gains two stone in the first year of university’, or as it is more commonly known ‘the fresher’s fifteen’. However, according to research conducted by health- shake brand Herbalife three-quarters of…

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The Trials Of Getting Work Experience

The job market is fierce. You don’t need to be told that. I am sure you’re reminded of it by a well-meaning relative who doesn’t understand why you went to university, every time you go home. Along with a good degree, employers are wanting more from students than ever before; extracurricular activities, volunteering, sports and of course, the dreaded work experience. The expectations that students might have completed a placement or two over the summer is slightly unlikely. But that students will undergo hours of tea making and printing in order to put multiple placements on their CV. With the…

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How to avoid the pit of procrastination

As students, the temptation of procrastination is far too real. One minute you look and it’s 10am, the next thing you know, it’s 5pm, its going dark outside and you’ve done nothing. We’ve all been there. But now the weather is getting nicer and spring is on its way, this means two things. Firstly, it’s now ten times more difficult for anyone to sit in the library with sunlight and heat streaming through the window. And secondly, assessments and exams are just round the corner. So here are five procrastination busting tips to help you break the Netflix binge and get a bit of…

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