It was done. With a click of the mouse, I'd paid off the final installment of my university tuition fees. I looked around for a crowd of applauding fans but the room was as usual empty, save for the three mugs and two water bottles I'd accumulated on my bookshelves over the past few days…Read more Beating the 9K
Those students who constantly bang on about university fees in the UK being £9,000 a year have now been silenced. No longer can they shout in demonstrations, protests and marches that the government is allowing universities to charge this amount, despite there being no tangible benefits to the majority of undergraduate students. Instead, they must…Read more Sly Government
When I first setup this blog many years ago, back in the heady days of A-level English, History and Politics; it was mainly in response to my financial worries regarding university. I was part of the unlucky year. The first set of students to not receive the educational maintenance allowance and the first to have…Read more Looking Back
9-5 life takes some getting used to. No longer can you stay up till late watching Narcos or Mr Robot on Netflix and instead your brain and body succumbs to sleep at far earlier times. So yes, I thankfully did end up getting a summer job and I am currently five weeks deep into a…Read more Experiencing 9-5 Life
So am I still worried? Well yes and no. It would be more accurate to say that the worries have been rearranged. Whereas before my worries were about paying my tuition fees, that has moved down the league table of worries and others have risen. For the majority of the year I would say I…Read more Am I still Worried?
Over the past few days I have been doing some preparatory reading for my 2nd year at university; but today I didn't feel like reading. In fact I didn't feel like even thinking about university and I certainly avoided the news sites I frequently visit. This was after I awoke to discover that the government…Read more The Government Has Failed Students – Again
His earlobe felt cool as he pressed it against his earcanal and sighed. It was a dreary wintery afternoon in what should have been a pleasant day in the middle of April. Bloody global warming. He wasn't complaining too much though as he sat at his desk, playing with his earlobe once again. The moody…Read more The Writer’s Thoughts
So my first year of university has finished-the teaching part anyway and normally this warrants a reflective post. I went to university without any real idea of how it would be. Obviously I had heard a few things from friends about how the first year was relaxing but even with that warning, I was still…Read more Post First Year Of Uni
Yesterday, the WordPress Wizard informed me that I have been blogging for one year. I remember when I first made this blog, I was preparing for my A levels and needed a platform to voice my political opinions, practise my writing as well as having a cool link to put on my CV. Twelve…Read more The Year Long Blog And Other Awesome Matters
When I was a kid, I would go to the shops with my brothers but instead of using the money I had been given, I would abstain and only have a little nibble at what they bought. The pennies saved would go in my money box. Cheeky little bugger, huh? My little brother came home…Read more Sneaky Saver
Well it has been a while but I can't say I have been tremendously busy. The beginning of university has taken some getting used to and at the end of this semester I have come up with a resolution: to put more effort into the next one as I know now what is expected, how…Read more Semester One..
We all know that violence is wrong and should not be used but we also know that it occurs quite frequently in our world. I want to discuss violence when protesting and campaigning for change. Why do people feel the need to turn to violence when protesting on the streets? The fact is, those issues…Read more Turning To Violence?