Five top tips to survive the dissertation


Around this time last year I was contemplating my dissertation: what I would be writing about, which texts I would be writing on (I studied English Lit) and how on earth I would write 10,000 words. I handed my dissertation in nearly a month ago now and I thought I would share with you my five top tips for surviving the dissertation in the hope that, like me, you remain calm over the process and not a stress mess trying to write it all a week before it was due. Continue reading

Five things Arts and Humanities students are sick of hearing


Last Monday saw my final ever assignment hand in, and the end to my English Literature degree. Over the years I’ve come up against many questions concerning my degree, and after talking to other students within Arts & Humanities, I’ve found that they’ve had similar conversations. As I’ve now come to the end of my degree, I thought I would round up the top five things that we are sick of hearing (in the hope that the next time you meet someone who studies a humanities degree you’ll think twice before asking these familiar questions!) Continue reading

Top ten days/afternoons out in Sheffield

Hello! I am now into my last term as a student in Sheffield (believe me this has come around so quickly, so to you 1st and 2nd years, be sure to enjoy all the time you have!) and so I thought I would share with you my top ten days/afternoons out in and around Sheffield! None of these places require a car to get to,  and suit different budgets so there’s something for everyone. Continue reading

Christmas at University on a budget


It’s nearing the middle of December, and so I’m sure that plenty of you are now wanting to decorate your flat/house and have pre-celebrations for Christmas. At home one of my favourite parts of December is decorating the house, and this doesn’t change whilst at University. I thought I’d share with you my top tips for decorating, and some pre-Christmas fun on a budget so that you can feel that bit more festive before you leave for the holidays! Continue reading

Moving Into third (and final!) year


I now find myself in the last few weeks of my second year, which means that I am slowly moving into my third and final year! I honestly can’t believe that it’s been two years since I was taking my A-level exams and anxiously awaiting their result in August. I also can’t believe that it’s nearly been a year since I completed my first year of my degree – I honestly don’t know where all the time has gone. That being said, I thought that I would share some of my experiences of how I found second year compared to first. Continue reading