A Change of Course

As the title of this blog and the 'about page' and most of the posts on here suggest, I am a (soon to be) graduate seeking a comfortable life after university. So far, I have been applying for graduate jobs since around October and, quite frankly, failing at every hurdle. As I've explained before, I … Continue reading A Change of Course

Revision Essentials

As the end of the semester approaches, exam season draws scarily close. The University of Edinburgh's exams begin in under two weeks, and panic is well and truly arising in almost everyone around me. So, in light of this, I thought it may be nice to share some of my tips and tricks to get … Continue reading Revision Essentials

The Dissertation Submission

For those who were wondering why I haven't posted in a while, this week was the biggest week of my university life - dissertation submission week. A year's worth of work all came down to this. So, as you can expect, I have been hidden away, spending the majority of my time in the library … Continue reading The Dissertation Submission

Leaving Everything Behind

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end - Seneca    With graduation, comes the realisation that all your friends won't be in the same place anymore. It's surreal to live with your best friends for four years as you all work towards your futures, knowing full well that after the four years you'll … Continue reading Leaving Everything Behind

Dealing With Rejection

When I was in high school, I was told that a university degree is the be-all-and-end-all. My area of the UK was one of the last remaining areas which adopted a selective system of deciding who goes to which high school. So, at the age of ten, I took a test called the 11+ (feel … Continue reading Dealing With Rejection

Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking a Degree in Linguistics and English Language

Don't take a degree in Linguistics and English Language just because you enjoyed English Language A-Level. In my experience, 9 out of 10 people who took this degree made this mistake. Including me. English Language A-Level was a wonderful exploration of textual analysis, child language acquisition, and creative writing. It was my all-time favourite school … Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking a Degree in Linguistics and English Language