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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...

Preparations for Second Year

Nov

24

 
Sooo where has this summer gone? I can still hear the cheeping of the bird trapped in the exam hall for the whole of my 3 hour exam like it was yesterday. You read that right, a bird was stuck in the ...

First Year Ponderings

Nov

24

 
The rest of my first year was a real rites of passage for me. I matured and became so much more independent. At home, I was the Queen of orange food (chicken nuggets, turkey dinosaurs and curly fries)...

Moving In Day and Freshers Week

Nov

24

 
I read so many student pages on the Internet about how to be a good Fresher and make as many friends as possible in the quickest time. These tips included things like leaving your door open whilst unp...

Why I chose Sussex Uni

Nov

24

 
Hi, my name's Sophie and I'm a second year Law student at Sussex uni. I've missed a whole year of uni life to write and ponder about so my first couple of blogs will try and squeeze every significant ...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 6

Nov

17

 
I feel as though I'm going up in the world. It's Monday evening, I'm staying late for Criminal Advocacy and, rather than a slightly sorry sounding tin of soup, this evening I got left over curry! Of c...

The Anatomy of Disgust - book review

Nov

17

 
The Anatomy of Disgust by William Ian MillerPublished 1997 by Harvard University Press in CambridgeOriginally written in English. Translated to Spanish and Italian in 1999, and Slovenian in 2006Number...

DirtPol's PI Prof Steph Newell shortlisted for Herskovits Award

Nov

17

 
DirtPol's principle investigator, Professor Stephanie Newell, has been shortlisted for the Herskovits Award, an annual prize given by the African Studies Association to the work perceived as the most ...

Tower Hamlets and the Dangers of Communal Politics‏

Nov

17

 
Last week, the accountancy firm PwC, in its audit of Tower Hamlets Council and its Mayor, Lutfur Rahman, catalogued very serious failings. The case sheds light on a troubling phenomenon: communal poli...

Reflecting on Lewes Bonfire Night

Nov

15

 
Bonfire Night is the one must-see event everyone talked about during international orientation. On the 5th of November, hundreds of students and area residents walk, bus, drive, or train into Lewes f...

Political correctness and child sexual exploitation

Nov

11

 
The just published report on child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester by Ann Coffey MP follows a similar report by Prof Alexis Jay about the Yorkshire town of Rotherham, released in A...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 5

Nov

04

 
Can anyone get the light switches in Freeman to work? It seems to me they only display the light all the while you're pressing down on the button and this results in me, sitting in darkened rooms, loo...

Half term, Half time

Nov

02

 
This weekend 6 weeks of the 12 weeks of the term gets over. Half term feels a bit like half time in a match. Time flies! It's been 6 weeks already. All of us struggling with multiple deadlines, lots o...

A taste of home

Nov

01

 
This morning we went to shoot at the Tuntun's cafe on Lewes Road as part of a school project. Run by a wonderful couple from Bangladesh, they are on our campus every Tuesday for a pop up and the queue...

Travel Time!

Oct

23

 
An exciting part of being abroad is the ability to travel around Europe and the rest of the UK! I'm heading off to Ireland for the weekend to explore, and I just can't wait to see new things and meet ...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 4

Oct

22

 
At long last, Horncastle is dead. Ok, in the strictest sense of the term this is untrue. In all likelihood he is probably sitting miserably in his jail cell somewhere far away but, inasfar as my deali...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 3

Oct

16

 
Catching sight of my own reflection in the train window this morning was actually quite frightening. It's official, no amount of foundation is going to hide those bags- the only remedy is sleep. I don...

Britain Now Has a Four-Party System: Explaining UKIP's Appeal

Oct

15

 
There is little doubt that Britain now has a 4 party political system as UKIP continues to notch up electoral successes. It topped the polls in the May elections for the EU parliament and has just won...

Adjusting to Life in the UK

Oct

14

 
It's quite difficult to put into words the feeling of leaving my routine at home to fly across the ocean and live in England for a few months. Fortunately my experience has been fun and full of lesso...