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It’s been a minute…

More than a minute really –– it’s been 6 months. In December, I was bursting with ideas and energy for the blog in the new year and then final year January deadlines hit. Each month there was something else extending this hiatus until, well, now. I submitted my dissertation two Fridays ago, marking the end […]

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Music

My 5 Favourite Female Artists of 2020

I’ve very recently rediscovered an all female artist Spotify playlist I made in January and naturally have started listening to it again. After getting my Wrapped, I’ve been thinking about my favourite female artists of this year… Sasha Sloan This year has been one big sad girl summer and Sasha Sloan has been the perfect […]

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Music

My Spotify Wrapped 2020

December is here! With it’s arrival comes Christmas lights, festive foods and, of course, Spotify Wrapped. At the end of each year Spotify gives each user a little data set of all the music they’ve listened to since January. You get to see your most listened songs, artists, genres and even how much time you’ve […]

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university

What It’s Like To Sit An Exam During Lockdown

Last week Boris put England into a second lockdown, shutting us indoors once again. Going to Primark and swapping clubbing for bottomless brunches have sadly been snatched away from us. Despite the ongoing pandemic, my NCTJ exams have still been going ahead. For anybody who doesn’t know who and what the NCTJ are, they’re a […]

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pop culture university

Chick Flicks Persuaded Me To Take A Journalism Degree

I re-watched 13 Going On 30 for the billionth time over lockdown and realised early 2000s chick flicks are the reason I’m taking a Journalism degree. There’s something so romantic about being a big time magazine editor in a big city. Whilst I understand working in journalism is hardly as fun and flirty as a […]

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Collab university

Top Tips For Your First Weeks At Uni

As a pair of final years, we’ll be the first to tell you that your uni experience will by, so it’s best to get yourself all up and running as quick as possible so you can start enjoying it from the get go.

That’s why we have compiled this short list of our best tips and tricks for university. Whether you’ve just arrived or are heading into your last year, we hope they help you out!

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Collab

Gin for Every Mood

As students, we think we’re pretty qualified for giving an opinion on gins. The Taragraph and LibbySparksOnline have come together to create a bumper blog post of the gins they believe suit any sort of mood or scenario you may find yourself in. Bottoms up!

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Interview: Meet Violet Skies

Violet Skies is Welsh singer-songwriter you should be listening to. She’s got a soft sound but is an amazing lyricist with a big voice.

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Feminism

5 Ways You’re Internally Misogynistic

Have you ever really thought why women have to shave their legs and men don’t? What is internalised misogyny? With the definition of misogyny being the dislike/hatred of women, you’d think no woman would have to worry whether she’s misogynistic or not. However, internalised misogyny is when our patriarchal society has taught women to subconsciously […]

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pop culture

Why I’m Obsessed With Normal People

Unless you have gone into complete isolation during lockdown you’ve probably seen, read or heard of Normal People. The BBC released a series based on the Sally Rooney novel of the same name at the end of April. It soon became the thing to watch whilst being stuck indoors. Of course I binged all 12 episodes, fell in love with it, quickly bought the book and read it. If you’ve not taken much notice of the Normal People hype, you’re probably thinking what’s so great about it?