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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...

Taking Science To The Public Is Addictive

Oct

14

 
Taking Science To The Public Is Addictive “Discussing science with the public - what would I say or do?” – is a wary but quite understandable reaction from many academics. These per...

Skylights, And Why I Hate The Rain.

Oct

13

 
When I moved into my student house I was so excited to have a skylight in my room. I imagined sprawling out on my bed, gazing up at the stars and working by moonlight for the next day at Uni. I have ...

acclimatising...

Oct

11

 
I have read,heard it been said,seen it on various movies and features and now experiencing it,,,The four day weather patterns of UK/Brighton.It is interesting how the weather can play games with on...

Are crops being devastated without neonicotinoid protection?

Oct

10

 
Response to article by Matt Ridley in the Times, 6 October. Note that the Times refused to publish a (shorter) response that I sent to them: To: letters@thetimes.co.uk Dear Sir, On 6 Octobe...

Ode to Tupperware

Oct

07

 
The tupperware box is the most important thing a student can own. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but it is currently 3am on a Tuesday morning and my lunches and dinners are prepared for the next few da...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 2

Sep

25

 
So, first week is drawing to a close and I would be a liar if I said I didn't want to make a voodoo doll out of Southern Rail. Between signalling problems, the suicidal and no where near enough carria...

Firsts- A Poem About Fresher's 2014

Sep

20

 
I've been at Sussex for a week now and it's been amazing But it's also been scary and full of changes, Because Fresher's Week is full of a whole load of firsts: Whether it's the first time you stay...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 1

Sep

18

 
Ok, so it's day 2 here at Sussex... I'm not just lazy, I'm a postgrad and I live at home (back with the parents) so, there's less for me to do here- no moving in and buying posters and attending parti...

Free entry to Brighton Half Marathon with FREE personal training

Sep

18

 
Hello everyone, I'm a qualified personal trainer and I'm giving away a free entry to the Brighton Half Marathon (including some great media privileges) in February AND free training and support (wo...

Registeration!

Sep

18

 
Looking forward to being a student again, Registeration ahoy

Time of Your Life - First Days in the UK

Sep

17

 
So, now I'm finally here. After years and years of wishing to get a chance to study abroad, I finally arrived in England on a very sunny Sunday. I've been here for four days now, but it already feels...

Studying Abroad, Say What, I'm in England? - My Welcome Week 2014

Sep

17

 
Arriving at Sussex in the first few days is an experience that words don't exist to describe. Coming as an exchange student for the year, I wasn't overwhelmed by the size of the campus, but the closen...

Sectarianism and Other Concerns over Scottish Independence‏

Sep

16

 
As someone part of whose upbringing was in Scotland, I have kept a keen eye on the issues surrounding the independence referendum, much more so than the southern folk among whom I live. Part of my sch...