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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...

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...