Ever been to a uni event where you raise money for charity by dressing up and drinking alcohol? Well, there's always a first time for everything. It's been a long standing tradition of UEA to hold Pimp My Barrow every year. This is essentially a day where you hang with a group of friends and wear … Continue reading You Can’t Spell Fundraising Without ‘FUN’
Since my second year is about to begin, I can't help but think back to what it was like for me last year as a fresher myself and going into my Freshers Week. I didn't know what to expect but I remember distinctly how nervous I was. I wished someone gave me a few pointers … Continue reading How To Ace Freshers Week
I normally like surprises. Correction: I normally like surprising people. But when people surprise me, we've got a problem. As a matter of fact, if someone ever threw me a surprise party, I'll probably cut them out of my life without hesitation. Now, I'm aware that this double standard makes me a hypocrite, yet I … Continue reading Surprises Suck!
I had the privilege of being saved a spot to attend the finale of the Beginners' Client Interviewing competition, which was held at the Clyde & Co London office, a well-renowned global firm. (The perks of having been a contestant and making it through to the semi-finals). On the coach journey from uni to London, … Continue reading Clyde & Co
People frequently associate having 'nerves of steel' as being brave no matter how tough and threatening a situation that an individual faces may be. It's a metaphor of having this invincible strength to overcome any curve balls life throws at you. Yet, even steel can be broken. An apt description to represent the broken nerves … Continue reading Nerves Of Steel
It's funny how strangers can band together and unite against a common enemy. Derby Day, an annual competition of sports between UEA and Essex University, somehow brings this out in students across campus, no matter what degree they study. Even I was roped into the temporary confederation during the occasion, despite the fact that I … Continue reading We Are The Champions
Both 'proms' and 'balls' have become synonymous with 'mayhem' in my dictionary. Although it's a time of celebration and freedom to enjoy yourself, chaos always ensues in the hours, days, weeks and months that lead up to the occasion. There's this expectation - especially for us females - to find the "perfect" outfit, have matching … Continue reading Blind As A Bat