The Impossible Summer Bucket List
In the lead-up to every summer for as long as I can remember, I have written a ‘summer bucket list’—a sort of aspirational guide to the season ahead. The items on the list have always varied in intensity, from simple things like fish and chips on the beach with friends, to slightly more complicated targets, […]
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Where to Live ?
As 2019 draws to a close, and I’m as unorganised as ever, I rapidly need to decide on where I’m going to live. Everyone is different, but there are a few key things I want in my accommodation.
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Bed Time Routine
I am the type of person who needs at least 8 hours of sleep a night. I have tried to survive the day on 7 hours or less, and I become a cranky mess by 3PM. Every time.
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How to Make Camping Happen
I’ve been trying to set up a camping trip for weeks. I’ve wanted to go for so long, but things keep popping up. How do I get the push to just go
Psychology or Environmental Science? Can I do Both?
I was recently given the task of doing some research on current critical issues surrounding justice, such as the discussion around raising the age of criminal responsibility. The work involved data-gathering but also, more interestingly, it entailed having conversations with many different stakeholders involved in the issue. The points of view were diverse. The approaches […]
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The Problem with Dreaming Big
As kids, we’re told to dream big. We’re told that nothing is impossible, that if we put our minds to it, we can achieve anything. I’m all for encouraging children, but has this message helped us, or hindered us?
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The Mundanity of Travel Plans
I’ve realised something about myself: I love the idea of making travel plans, but the actual planning? Not so much. This dawned on me recently while discussing a potential European summer trip in 2020 with a few friends. We poured over a map and excitedly discussed where might want to go, where we might stay, […]
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My Daily Planner
Everyone has a different system for organising their lives. Some people keep an online calendar, others keep everything in their heads, while some people get heavily into bullet-journeying. My daily planner system evolved from an addiction to ‘to-do’ lists.
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Top Five Exam Study Tips
Unsurprisingly, if you google ‘exam study tips’ there are a lot of results that come up. I have found some of the most interesting tips (that aren’t your regular ‘don’t cram’) and distilled them into a summary for you here. Teach Someone I’ve used this one before (see 10 Study Tips for Exams), and I […]
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House Mates: Episode 4 – The Mystery Sock
It is a period of civil war. House mate socks, coming from the washing machine, are going unidentified and unclaimed throughout the galaxy. Finders of the socks can stop the ‘mismatched sock phenomenon’ and restore peace to the galaxy…
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