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Neonics, crop losses, and ‘green activists’ – a plea for a little more accuracy in the media

Dec

20

 
I warn you now: this blog won’t be of much interest unless you’ve been following the neonic debate closely. It is in response to an opinion piece in the Telegraph by Christopher Booker (6 ...

Nakedness Disgusts

Dec

18

 
The recent incidents in Nairobi where some women were embarrassingly undressed in public by some matatu gangs for what they termed scant dressing has made me write my views on the relation between nak...

Law Ball, getting too close to your housemates, last week of term

Dec

10

 
We made it! We're on the home stretch of first term and I can't wait to go home and reap the home comforts for 6 weeks! This last week has been really eventful, I'm writing this nursing a wine hangove...

Christmas at university

Dec

10

 
So because uni finishes early for Christmas it's always a bit strange to be celebrating the festive period by the end of November. Christmas at university involves buying cheap dodgy decorations and a...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 8

Dec

08

 
I always thought that awards ceremonies were cheesy. You watch the Oscars and, when the winner's announced they always look that perfect balance of elated, deer in a headlight, close to tears but just...

GUEST POST - Scavenging in Kenya, Then and Now by Lucy James

Dec

02

 
Rubbish is a perennial problem for politics. On a practical level it requires a significant amount of coordination, organisation and expense on the part of local councils. A great deal of urban pla...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 7

Nov

28

 
My head is most definitely not in the game at the moment! For starters, I miscalculated the dates so dramatically this week that I actually forgot to start an essay that is due on Monday. My normal ro...

7 Ways Uni Life relates to Disney

Nov

26

 
1. Stepping into your university accommodation to discover that the house is colder than outside, having to sleep with a blanket, snuggie, socks and a hoodie on is made slightly easier when you channe...

7 things that become very important at university

Nov

24

 
1. Sleep- so what if you used to get up at 6AM for sixth form and didn't get home till gone 4PM, uni time goes at a completely different pace. Even if one 9AM lecture is all that is timetabled for the...

Competition time, concerts, visitors

Nov

24

 
So I'm writing this whilst battling food poisoning from a dodgy chicken korma, but I've had such an eventful week. I can't believe that there is only 3 weeks left of Autumn term, the assessed essay de...

Open day, internship, competition time

Nov

24

 
I went to my first open day today at a legal firm after spending my first year at university being oblivious to how proactive law students and students that want a career in law have to be. Sussex has...

Pre-drink mishaps, workload, open day

Nov

24

 
We went to a pre-drinks on Wednesday not at our house which is always difficult for a girl. Getting ready on a time limit is always hard, me and my flatmates are normally rushing around spraying perfu...

Awkward situations of university life

Nov

24

 
I've decided to pinpoint some awkward situations you really can't avoid at uni, both in lectures, when socialising and in your flat. The first situation is where seminar teachers force you to announc...

Uni Life Hacks, Home Friends, Uni Weekends

Nov

24

 
So I'm going to start today by listing a few skills any prospective uni student needs to master before coming to uni, things that weren't on the entry requirements when applying for uni. Firstly, play...

Groceries, public speaking, first seminars

Nov

24

 
I've been being really good with saving money lately on food shops, and I'm putting that down to actually going to the shops. I know as a fresher it's really hard to do a weekly shop and carry all the...

Pryzm, wisdom tooth, house malfunctions

Nov

24

 
It won't be long till first years will have to decide who they want to live with next year and start trawling estate agent websites. After trying to run a household with my 3 other girl friends for th...

Commercial awareness, going home, central heating

Nov

24

 
We've finally managed to switch on the central heating in our uni house! My housemates and I automatically assume everything is broken if we can't work out how to use it, for example the oven, the boi...

First Week of Second Year Done

Nov

24

 
So I have now been back at university for 7 days, I've finally unpacked everything into my cosy room and I have to say that second year is made for me. Not as much pressure to go out every night, neve...

First Few Days of Second Year

Nov

24

 
So second year has started with lectures and re-induction events put on by both the student Law society and the Law faculty. My bank balance is quickly decreasing as I buy new textbooks, case books an...

Taking a year out from studying

Nov

24

 
This post has stemmed from a possible change in life plan for me. When I was looking at universities I knew that I wanted to embark on a course where a year in industry or a year abroad was offered ju...