Student Life

  • Saturated Outskirts

    Finding greenery beyond the city limit.

  • Cooldown in Lockdown

    How I got to swim in the North Sea.

  • My lockdown reading list

    If you’re like me and used to be such an avid reader before starting uni, this post is for you. I used to go through book after book in no time. Reading 5 novels within a week? No problem. This changed quite a bit, however, when I started university. When reading so much daily, not […]

  • Why grades aren’t everything

    Many students are right now studying hard in order to give their very best in final exams and essays. When our entire lives revolve around student life it’s easy to get caught up in the world of reading, writing, and of course, the grades. If we’re close to graduating the pressure we feel from ourselves […]

  • Things to do in Lockdown

    I thought I’d make a little blog post of things we can all do to keep ourselves busy during lockdown. After almost 8 weeks, I think I’ve found some really useful ways to keep myself busy and not let my mind wander and start to worry too much about everything that’s going on! Obviously we […]

  • Choosing your dissertation topic

    Our last essays have been handed in, exams are soon over and it seems as if this is going to be our longest summer ever (thanks corona). But as a third-year student, we still have one little assignment yet: dissertation topic! Which to be honest has been kiiiinda hard and frustrating to figure out when […]

  • Get involved with Dusa Media!

      As the year has come to an end and the final issue of the Magdalen has been released, I wanted to talk about getting involved with DUSA media’s as they’ve just opened for applications for the following year!  I’ve been writing for the magdalen magazine since my first year at uni, working as the […]

  • How Are The Exams Going To Be Held?

  • Voluntary Distancing

    The present state of not being able to physically hang out with friends is far from optimal; however, there are moments when solitude is beneficial. This post is about a solo adventure I did across a vastly remote area of the Scottish Highlands, long before the current lockdown got enforced.

  • Building a Reading Habit

    Like many of you I’m sure, I have struggled to build a good reading habit since I came to university, due to both the lack of time and the amount of academic reading I have to do. But I’ve recently been working on this and have some tips that might help you out if you […]