• My Granddad

    Earlier this week, I said goodbye to one of my favourite people. My grandfather, Francis Phillips, was a unique character. Of all the people I’ve met who knew him, not a bad word could be said against him. He had…

  • The raggedy man in Birmingham

    As of September, I became a resident of Birmingham. Since then, I have frequented the city centre dozens of times for job interviews, work and leisurely purposes. As much as I love the city of Birmingham and what it offers,…

  • Overcoming Readers Block

    Reader’s Block: a term used to describe the period of time when no book can maintain your attention. We’ve all experienced it at some point; the times when you just can’t focus on a book or nothing interests you, so…

  • The myths I was told about University

    The following is a list of myths I was told about university, both before going and whilst I was there. I am going to tell you what they were and debunk them, to ease any anxieties future students may have! You…

  • A guide to staying safe in Aberystwyth

    When I knew I was going to university, I had many anxieties about what I would face there: drugs, spiking of drinks, prankster room-mates, sexual harassment, Freshers’ Flu and bullying. I’ve heard a lot of people think that I am…

  • You deserve more than a part time friend

    We’ve all known one: someone who has been a part of our lives for a while, to the extent that we describe them as a friend. They’re with you for some great times, and you wouldn’t think twice about inviting…

  • The real horror behind Ashley Madison

    It’s a deep and fiery debate that has many sides and too many personal grievances – is it morally correct to ‘cheat’ on your partner? From the outset I, as millions of others, would argue that it is not. Cheating…

  • A Level Results Day & Overcoming Obstacles

    It’s A Level results day today, and it has got me thinking – as it does every year – about my own experiences. I want to spend a little time discussing how far I’ve come since doing my own A…

  • Mental Health Awareness week

    Unfortunately for many people living in this country, this is still a ‘case of the blues’ or being ‘moody’ or ‘miserable’ and not ‘appreciating life’. Of course, mental health still isn’t fully appreciated and understood. It’s why this week has…

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