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
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
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
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
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
I just wanted to let you know if you have anything you’d like to ask me, whether it’s related to Portsmouth or my course, or anything really, please feel free to drop a comment in the box below and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
This quote is from Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body, one of the books I wrote about in my Rewriting Literary History exam and, to me, it really rings true. In the novel it refers to love and love stories but I think in the real world you can relate it to just about anything, …read more
For the first time at university I have finished most of my work early and handed it in with 5 days to spare! It feels good knowing that I’ve tried as hard as I possibly could have with it and no matter what grade I eventually get I know I’ll have done my best.
All my hard work has paid off and The Galleon’s AGM last night I won the award for “Best Critic”. I’m so happy as I’ve put a lot of hard work into my writing and it looks like I should be able to get the Music Editor position in September! I’ve also handed in 2 …read more
Times going so quickly! Adding to the stress of my workload, I went to the library this evening only to find they were having network problems and I couldn’t log even log on to a computer. It’s great that there’s so much IT support at the university but it’s a shame when the inevitable happens …read more
Hi, I'm Kathryn, a third year English Literature student at Music Editor of 'The Galleon', the University of Portsmouth's official student newspaper.
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