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It’s okay…

It’s okay…

Have you heard of the term ‘toxic positivity’? It is defined as excessive and ineffective overgeneralisation of a happy, optimistic state in any situation. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the power and magic of positivity. While it may be said with good intentions, it […]

Tips for living with flatmates

Tips for living with flatmates

University is starting very soon and for that we are excited because the new normal is allowing us to enjoy our once-in-a-lifetime journey. Although we are getting closer to the starting date, we still have some things to consider once we are there. One of […]

#unilife

#unilife

As we are nearing a new academic year, I am reminded of my academic journey as a university student. Let’s talk about being a university student. I think we can all agree being a student is hard, especially if you have to move away from […]

Moving day: Student halls or your own place?

Moving day: Student halls or your own place?

We are less than 2 months away from finally coming back to university and being independent again. This means that we should be thinking about where to live at and what plans we have for our big comeback. As a second year student, I remember […]

A week away from Lisbon

A week away from Lisbon

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. This week I am here to give you some tips about the places you should visit if you travel to the south of Portugal. Every year I go to Vilamoura which is a town […]

A day in the life of a placement student

A day in the life of a placement student

The new normal is coming sooner than we thought. It’s time to start thinking about going back to classes or placement – both of which are scary and exciting, even more so during this pandemic. I will introduce you a little bit to your soon-to-be […]

5 things to do if you don’t have summer plans

5 things to do if you don’t have summer plans

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. During summer, sometimes it is hard to have plans with our friends and with family because many people are working. Then we find ourselves alone at home. Today I bring you five things you can […]

Failure is success in progress

Failure is success in progress

Our failure can be a stepping stone to our success. It all depends on how we respond to what we consider a failure. It could really determine whether we are close to achieving success in whatever is it we do. There really is no shame […]

Moving from Birmingham

Moving from Birmingham

Hello everyone. I hope you are well and staying safe. I went back to Birmingham two weeks ago to move out of my apartment in Birmingham to start my life as a master’s student in a different city. It was mixed with emotions coming back […]

A week without internet – a student’s nightmare

A week without internet – a student’s nightmare

Internet has become vital for everyone, but especially during the pandemic. Spending time doing indoor activities is now safer and although the world is progressively reopening, it hasn’t quite reached the ‘normal’ point yet. For this reason, internet, Wi-fi, data or whatever you want to […]