I’m at home in Oxford for the weekend, and I’ve been thinking about my family a lot, and my sister’s currently in her first year of university elsewhere in the country and I am so jealous of all the time she has ahead of her, the opportunities coming her way, and the fact she doesn’t …read more
About KathrynHello! I'm Kathryn, in my second year at the University of Portsmouth, studying English Literature. I write for the university paper, Pugwash News, and I'm the Publicity Officer for the UPSU Rock Society, organising socials and letting people know what the society is all about. I love reading (although at times it can get a little tiring when there's so much to do!) and I love going to see my favourite bands play live. I went to Reading Festival this year, loved it, and I've already bought my ticket for next year. Festivals and shows are the greatest way to spend my time, especially if I'm seeing Frank Turner or Jimmy Eat World, my favourite artists of all time. I grew up in Oxford and it'll always be home, but I love living in Southsea and going to university in Portsmouth has been a brilliant experience. I just can't believe how quickly it's passing by!
Well, the past months of university, and life in general, have been ridiculously busy. I guess this is what being an actual proper grown up feels like (turning 22 in November has definitely reminded me I’m getting older now)! Third year has been a whirlwind of reading, essays, editing, going to gigs, reviewing, socialising, and …read more
Well, thanks to being in third year, and writing/editing articles all the time, I’ve been spending an awful lot of time in the library. Here are my library tips. 1. Be quiet. It’s a library, not a nightclub. If you want to talk to your friends super loudly then The Union is pretty much next …read more
It’s official. I can’t keep denying it and longing for the days when I lived at Langstone and I was only 19. I am a third year student. I’m graduating next summer (unless something goes terribly wrong…) and it’s finally happening: the dissertation. Thankfully I chose a dissertation topic that I’m really interested in and …read more
TONIGHT 6.30-8PM. ROOM 1 IN THE STUDENTS’ UNION. COME ALONG IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN THE PAPER THIS YEAR.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve written and I’m not sure where to begin really but, I’m not gonna lie, third year is slightly terrifying. I’ve been in Portsmouth for nearly three weeks now and my friends and I have had some awesome nights together before the weather turned sour: BBQs, late night …read more
Well, my last post made it sound as though my summer had been a bit of a disaster and, if I’m honest, it’s not been particularly amazing. I’ve ended up dealing with the typical student issues (relationships, the stress of living at home for a few months, and dealing with a severe lack of hours …read more
For me, this summer has been a bit of a washout, in more ways than one. The weather is awful but, more importantly, I’ve been struggling to find a balance between work, my social life, and attempting to get ahead on my reading for my final year at uni. One thing I’ve been working hard …read more
There are two University Preview Days on the 7th and 11th July and I am working on both of them so, if you see me around, please feel free to say Hi. I’ll be around to answer any questions any prospective students have and, if you have read my blog, it’d be great to know …read more
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