‘It was a year of independence, self-love, experimentation and most of all, at the end of the year, a sense of escapism from Seychelles (home). My first months were marked by homesickness, uncertainty and depression, with my world doing a complete 180 in a matter of a few months but, looking back, although tough, it was one of the best things to happen because it forced me out of my comfort zone and has led to me making new friends, cementing bonds with my old ones, treasuring my family, all whilst giving me the freedom to grow and learn at my own pace both academically and personally.’ ~ From Seychelles to Malaysia Everyone said that university is going to be the best few years of our young lives. And in many ways it is. It’s…

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The following is a story about an abortion. It wasn’t my own, but it nonetheless made me think of the topic as an adult, in a way that I’d never had to before, and it made me want to write this post, which coincides with Mental Health Awareness week in the UK, with the focus being on stress as a lead player in mental health problems. It’s not a topic which I take lightly and I understand that the ongoing struggles of women cannot begin to be condensed into one blog post. However, I felt that put together, they are too highly important discussions in our society which aren’t very often combined but I wanted to do so, because of the experience I had with it, in the hope of allowing us all to think a…

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You asked and I delivered! The overwhelming majority of you guys who voted in my poll on Instagram the other day requested that I do a post about my top study tips. So, here we go. By nature, I am a very studious person. I always have been. Throughout secondary school, while doing my Alevels and even now in uni, I’ve kept an interest in wanting to dive into the books and an eagerness to ask questions in order to try and get any task done as best as possible. If you’re in Secondary school or A levels, I was in your shoes not too long ago, so I know that the pressure is on. The environment is very competitive and these last few years of your young education will play a big part in…

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Maybe this is the year you’re going off to University and you haven’t deciding yet whether or not you should live in the dorms. Maybe you’ve already applied for it but you’re wondering what the experience will be like. Maybe you haven’t decided whether you want to go to uni at all but you’re interested to see what all the fuss is about. Is it as cute and as #goals as the tumblr and pinterest inspiration suggests? Is it all fun and games 24/7, an endless sleepover and a blur of pizza, parties and protection? I remember getting the email saying that applications for the Halls of Residence were open and not wasting a second to apply for the house I wanted to live in. I knew that I was going into a new city, a…

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