Making the grade

‘Your application has been unsuccessful’ were the words I read at 8AM on my UCAS letter, after being rejected from the University of Sheffield. I was heartbroken. Two years of A-Level struggle had been fruitless and I was rejected from my first choice university. I was confused. I had been predicted grades good enough toContinue reading “Making the grade”

VE Day: celebrating peace in Britain during a pandemic

Today marked the 75th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe’, celebrating the end of war between Britain and Germany. Despite the national VE Day commemorations having been called off due to the current social distancing situation, many streets across the country still celebrated together in traditional VE Day fashion. The 8th May 1945 was an emotionalContinue reading “VE Day: celebrating peace in Britain during a pandemic”

10 things I wish I had known before moving to university…

I have just finished my first year at the University of Sheffield and though my time has been cut short by Covid-19, I still feel that I have had an amazing and unforgettable experience. These are just a few things that would have calmed my nerves and would have been useful to know before movingContinue reading “10 things I wish I had known before moving to university…”

Coronavirus: How a period of darkness lit up reality

Since the Coronavirus outbreak in Britain, society has been put under a microscope as people look to one another and to our most powerful institutions for the answers to our uncertain future. This is a time that should bring us together – and has to a certain extent, but the cracks are beginning to show.Continue reading “Coronavirus: How a period of darkness lit up reality”

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