The academic year is over…what do I do now?

After a year of assignments, essays, coursework and exams, the concept of a summer holiday is both welcomed and feared. With all that free time, what on earth do you do? The answer…absolutely anything! I remember my first summer holiday after a year at university and whilst enjoying the lack of stress and need to study, I felt a little like I was floating through life with not a lot to do. During the year I would be adding things to a mental list of everything I would do when the summer holidays came around and yet when they did arrive, everything on the list just seemed to be forgotten. So lucky for you, and maybe also lucky for me, I have compiled a non-exhaustive collection of things to do to really make the most of this summer holiday!

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Stress, stress, stress

Exam season is upon us and stress levels are high. In fact, I think stress levels are high throughout the entirety of university. Often we create a link between university and high stress as if the two are one and the same. Students seem to expect to experience stress to such a degree that they accept it as normal and sometimes don’t even notice it. I speak from experience when I say it’s easy to get caught up in a bubble of assignments, deadlines, essays and revision and whilst stress can act as a motivator of sorts, equally it can hinder productivity. The problem in some cases is that students aren’t necessarily aware of the fact that they’re stressed and therefore can’t work towards helping themselves.

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A week in the life of a Biomedical Science student at Sheffield

Prior to attending university myself, I was always curious to take a glimpse into the lives of the students studying the course I was interested in, but not having any university contacts made this pretty much impossible. So whether you’re a prospective Biomedical Science student, interested in what Biomedical Science is like specifically at Sheffield or just interested for the sake of interest, read on for walk through of one of my typical weeks. 

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Havin’ a munch in Sheffield

Attention all brunch lovers, coffee sippers, food bloggers and all round food lovers. Sheffield is filled with tonnes of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered and ready to satisfy everyones hunger, no matter the time or day. Ranging from freshly baked breads to platters of mixed grilled meats, our little city seems to have food for every mood! Read on for a quick introduction into just a few of the spots I’ve enjoyed whilst at uni. 

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