All posts tagged: Student

Writing, Studying And Attempting To Have A Life Somewhere In Between

I’ve pretty much stopped writing over the last month. Which is bad because I have a poetry reading coming up and so far my ten minute slot is occupied by silence. I am simply not arty enough to pull off ten minutes of silence people! What am I going to do? The simple answer would be, of course, to write some flipping poetry. Except I’m already supposed to be writing my dissertation… and two research projects… and two 3,000 word essays…and I may also have a couple of posters to finish for final assessments. I’m pretty much swamped. I’ve been trying to take some time to myself. Eating out with the boyfriend, watching a little T.V, musing over random lines of poetry while driving in the hopes that something will click… but that’s about it. My blog has sat gathering dust for almost a month, I realised that I’ve not done a single book review as far as I know, I realised I’ve not read any books front to back for almost three months, and …

NaPoWriMo Day Three

When I read the prompt “write a charm” I thought of the Irish blessing that has always adored the one wall of my Grandmother’s house. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. I’m not especially religious, but the blessing has always stayed with me and I have always thought it a beautiful piece of writing. So I’m going to ignore the prompt somewhat, (as I have a tendency to do), and write my own blessing for university students. May the all-nighters be worth it. May your grades match your hopes. May the hangovers last not quite as long and the housemates’ voices shush. And until the summer comes, may you keep your marbles where they are.

10 ways to break your uni leasing agreement. (Well, almost)

Switching onto Facebook this morning, I was reminded once again, that in less than a week I will be leaving home for a university dorm room. Yesterday my feeds were filled with friends, all leaving earlier than me, and boasting about leaving their home towns behind for greener Pasteur. This morning it is my article feeds that have thrown up the impending, life altering change that is charging towards me. ‘Ten tips on how to make your dorms feel more homely’. I’ve paraphrased but never mind. This was the article trending on my news feeds when I logged into Facebook, but an image of a bedroom at least twice the size of any dorm room that I’ve ever seen, running next to it. Some of the tips that it’s lists are quite cool. For example, you can use the fluid in glow sticks to create brilliant bedside lights. Just crack them open and pour the fluid into a jar of water, hey presto, a not quite lava lamp. Just watch out, the stuff in glow …