Before lockdown, I loved coming home from a long day to sit on the sofa and scroll through social media. A long phone call with my mum or catching up with the group chats was a pleasant diversion from university work.Continue reading
Having a part-time job and university work can be hard to balance depending on your social life, the course you do and the amount of hours.Continue reading
Like many of us, I’m absolutely gutted to have left Sheffield early in the second semester. My hometown just doesn’t make the cut in comparison, and also the fact that we’re mostly stuck inside. The nostalgia in lockdown is rife. Here are some things I’m missing:Continue reading
To everyone at home right now feeling demoralised and anxious, this is for you.Continue reading
As an introvert and lover of quiet nights in, I toyed with the idea of whether to apply to halls or not for months. Spoiler: I didn’t. But how will you meet people? What about the ‘uni experience’? A fresher not in halls? The social horror…Continue reading
Picture this, your seminar tutor has just asked the group a question. There is a deafening silence as they await an answer. This time, you have the perfect discussion point that you’ve been contemplating all week. Just as you gain the courage, someone else jumps in. The cycle repeats. Fifty minutes go by and you realise you’ve been a spectator to your peers’ discussion, yet again struggling to contribute. Sharing your thoughts can be daunting for many of us. Especially if you have anxiety. Seminars can be a nightmare for introverts that are scientifically more productive when alone. Alas, seminars and workshops are a part of uni and it can be beneficial for your grades when you begin to feel more comfortable speaking in a group.