Category: student's life

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Things I wish I knew before writing my dissertation

Writing my dissertation was a long process that occupied most of my time and honestly looking back at it now I can admit that I was stressing way too much about it! I’m not saying that you shouldn’t stress at all but try avoiding even dreaming about it. Yes I had nightmares in which I was writing my dissertation. Here are some tips for you all who are about to start the final year at uni and get all dissertation crazy.

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My degree is trying to kill me

I have been incredibly busy for the past couple of weeks and trust me when I say that being a journalism and creative writing student is sometimes the biggest pain in my ass. What is my problem you may ask – well here you go, honey, – I’m a perfectionist so hearing that I have to complete my dissertation within next four months and also there is the final major project to be submitted by the beginning of May and other smaller deadlines along the way – well this is stressing me out.

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Thoughts of a sick student being

I hate being sick. Being sick makes me very very very unproductive and there is nothing I can actually do about it. But there is another thing – my brain seems to work a bit better with a high temperature and although I can’t do anything productive like research, writing down important stuff, organising my day or going to work (which is a huge pain in my little ill ass since I’m a workaholic) I tend to be pretty good at the creative side of stuff.

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Settling into university

Moving away from home can be tough – trust me, it sometimes gets tough trying to grow up in a span of 24 hours while getting used to being a student. Settling into university may not be one of the easiest things on earth but with some help and a tiny bit of help from fellow students, family and lecturers it’s actually not too bad. Let me give you a few tips that can help you throughout the process of the ultimate change of environment!

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Planning your time when working full-time

Some students don’t have to work, they get a loan which helps them afford living on their own whilst at uni. Other ones who also got used to eating and sleeping in a cosy bed, have to find a job. Finding a job that you would actually like is pretty hard but not as hard as finding a job where you don’t have to work full-time so that you can afford food, rent and other extra expenses.

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Why only “white” is perceived as “beautiful” – portrayal of race in media.

Considering the portrayal of beauty in the contemporary media we can easily spot one major problem. If someone is beautiful, the person, according to media, must be white. In this blogpost, I will critically discuss the images of black women in media considering adverts, which are nowadays a huge part of our everyday life and media content as well.