21 activities more appealing than revision

Revision sucks. There is no use sugar-coating it but with exams looming you know it has to be done. So you decide to get on it, you make a revision guide – complete with colour coding and smiley face stickers, you buy a brand spanking new (overpriced) revision folder, you clear the mountain of clothes from your bedroom desk and you begin. Your good intentions last a whole 2 minutes. Suddenly instead of studying Shakespeare you’re watching videos of cats playing the piano and checking the facebook profile of people you haven’t spoken to in 15 years. #Procrastination. Here is…

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Top ten ways to procrastinate in a lecture

We’ve all been there no matter which course you’re doing, you may love your seminars and the majority of your lectures may be genuinely interesting, but there is always one lecture which seems to drag on forever. So how do you survive it? Here are the answers: 1) Phone apps From the Logo Quiz to Flappy Bird and Emoji there’s always one app that is trending yet seems to be impossible to complete, stuck on a question or a particular level? Fear not now is the time for you to command and conquer. 2) Create a masterpiece Whether you’re an…

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#YearAbroadProbs

Seven months into my year abroad in Murcia, Spain, I have encountered ‘problems’ which have undoubtedly made me aware of barriers far beyond those of the language variety. Here are a just a few of the problems I have faced:  As we approached the deserted, mountainside clearing I was under the safe assumption that the foil mats we were given were to be used for sitting on. Having only met each another once before today, I looked forward to getting to know everyone a little better, sat on our mats, amoung such breath taking countryside in the early evening sun….

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The 6 drunks that you will always meet on a night out

It’s nearly summer. This only means one thing, spending more time outside in the sun. When the weather is nice it is more likely that booze will get involved. It is also more likely that we will get drunk quicker. There is always a chance that you will end up coupled with your worst nightmare, a type of drunk. Here are the  6 of the main kinds of offenders and how to give them a helping hand or plan your exit: 1. Happy drunk. These types of people are hyper all the time. No matter what is happening around them…

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Student problems

Students are notorious for their hatred of anything academic and an unhealthy passion for booze and food. Despite the long-anticipated absence of parents, student’s being students will still find things to moan about. Life is by no means easy, but sleeping, eating and repeating (what workload?!) is the quintessential student lifestyle, which will forever be complained about. Portion sizes Going back to basics is your first step to becoming a true student; gone are the days of brand snobbery. It’s fine, though, at university, it is quantity over quality. The amount consumed at university exceeds any of the amounts you…

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