After returning from the Christmas break, I committed myself to the fact that I was going to have to squirrel myself away for the rest of January. With deadlines looming, I was starting to get a serious case of ‘the guilts’. ‘The guilts’ is like the flu in that it’s rife in the bleak months after Christmas, and everyone who catches it feels truly awful. Likely symptoms include the shakes, a raised temperature and uncontrollable sweating. It is commonly believed that ‘the guilts’ is caused by a realisation that you should have done more work over the Christmas holidays, rather than stuffing your face with chocolate and watching Jingle All the Way on repeat (a lifestyle choice which is sure to make anyone sick). Continue reading
As we approach the end of 2017, it feels timely and appropriate to pause and take stock of the year so far – to give thanks for all the positive experiences and memories, and to show gratitude to the people who helped to make these moments possible.
A significant memory from my own year has to my attendance to the Sheffield Scholarship Celebration Event held at The Octagon on Tuesday 7th November 2017. The evening, designed to congratulate those in receipt of a scholarship award, was a truly memorable event for me. As I sat chatting to other scholarship award winners, surrounded by balloons, confetti and buffet galore, I felt a sense of awe at the welcome that had been extended to us. If I’m being honest, I’ve never really been celebrated in that way before. I’ve never had an institution invest in me so fully.