Are vloggers the future of media?

Can you imagine having the responsibility of a student and the income of your parents? To any student in the world, that concept sounds pretty great; the idea of talking about your day over a webcam and raking in the rewards, and that’s why countless people have given the act of vlogging a crack.Such a relatively sudden uproar of media enthusiasts has people thinking that these people are the future, and that they’ll apparently be the end of films, books and TV. All of a sudden, you have a plethora of millennials giving their opinions, to the detriment of critics…

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Pointers for freshers (a nowhere near comprehensive guide)

A few weeks ago, I lost the title of ‘Fresher’. Second years will no longer have the legal standing to exclaim “down it, Fresher!”, during tedious small talk at the bar, and I’ll have to actually think of a reason as to why I chose English sometime within the next two years. Both of these are mindbogglingly colossal changes to my life as a student, something which I’m not sure I’ll be able to cope with. Despite my predicament, I can now pretend that I too, am a wiser, more knowledgeable student. It will now be acceptable for me to drunkenly…

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Things you should stop saying at uni

Things you should stop saying at uni I like to think that since last September, I’ve become a slightly better person. You know, more rounded, accepting and all that business, I really do think that, without meaning to sound a bit pretentious. But, (and it’s a big but), I know that I can still be relatively cynical. And hypocritical. And occasionally a little bit of a dick. And because of that, there are one or two phrases which I’ve noticed floating around campuses across the country, by which I mean three different unis. These phrases need to stop. If you…

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A first-hand experience of uni, so far…

Please forgive the lack of creativity in the title, but trust me, I have an excuse lined up. I’m typing this at 1pm, having only just woke up, and with a ludicrous headache for seemingly no apparent reason. And so far I can only conjure up a single comment on how student life has been for me so far: It’s just like everyone says it is. I’d usually go against stereotypes in any form, but when it comes to being a student, I’ve remembered that they do indeed exist for a reason. If you do decide to go to uni,…

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Why I’m going to University

For me, the date is September 14th. It’ll probably be one of the most nerve-racking Sundays of my life; moving in with five other people who I’ve never met in a new place, relatively far away from home. At first, University seems like a very daunting prospect, even if you do get the grades. Initially it seems like an utter nightmare for even the slightly socially anxious, and when piled up alongside an endlessly shrinking job market and the idea of foreshadowed, permanent debt, looking for an apprenticeship or going straight into some form of work seem like completely viable,…

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