What I Learned As An Undergraduate 

I’m heading into my 4th year of student life and through that time I’ve managed to learn a lot, both academically and personally. To be totally honest with you, university is a massive learning experience through which you will learn so much about who you are, who you want to be and what you want in your life. 

As much as I loved uni life now I’m going to a different university I realised I learned so much from my experience that helped me realise what I need in my life. With that I would share some of the things that I learned during my university experience and things that my benefit you. 

1. Make more friends than just your flatmates. Whether you join a sport or society or even mingle with your course mates, these are ways for you to maintain solid friendships with your flatmates and also not feel too suffocated when you spend all your time with the same people. 

2. With that in mind, keep your closest friends small. Having lots of friends is fantastic but you can’t please all these people all the time. If your circle is too big you’ll find that everybody knows your business and life becomes challenging. 

3. I motto is, don’t shit where you eat. In other words, don’t sleep with your flatmates or get into a relationship ship with them. It makes things incredibly awkward for everybody if things go bad and you have to spend the whole year in an uncomfortable silence whenever he enters the room. 

4. Along with that, don’t get into a relationship or sleep with someone in your friendship group. Through my own experience I’ve reaised that eventually one of you will be pushed out and forgotten, some may say replaced when either of you get into a new relationship. It’s tough for everybody and especially if you were originally the outsider it’s even more tough when you have to leave a group of friends that you enjoy. 

5. Joining a sport or society will help you make more friends but also help you see what you like and dislike. So you tried archery but it wasn’t your thing but along with that, you went for a Social with tennis and they’re the greatest people ever and you love it. You probably found. new love for a sport you never knew you liked and it’s given you a chance to do something different. 

6. Don’t be a hoarder because at the end of the year when you’re packing your things up you’re going to have so much stuff that you don’t know what to do with it all. So a few times during the year have a good clear out of things that you aren’t using, wearing or needing. This was it’ll be easier for you to pack up at the end of the year. 

7. Your studies are so important. If you have an essay due but your friends are having a big night out, choose to do the essay and get it done without any fuss. Yes it’s crappy that you’re missing a night out you’re missing out on the drama but you’re likely to get a better grade, no hangover and you’re saving money. 

                     If you have any of your own tips for the newest freshers comment below!

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5 Tips to Stay Organised in University

University is hard to juggle with your social life, job (if you have one), sleeping pattern and more. Especially if you’re a first year. By third year you will have gotten your sleeping pattern in order and almost mastered organising, hopefully. 

However, in first year it’s a totally different ball game. You’re in a new place with new founding freedom and independence, so what better way to use this independence than staying up every night until 6am and sleeping your day away? Then you’re stressed because you’ve missed lecturers, you gain weight because you aren’t eating correctly and you always feel down because it’s exhausting. Well, I have a few tips to help you get through this. 

  1. Your friends will be there in the morning. Sleep, it’s important. Even if you get to sleep by 1am and are awake by 8am. That way you’ve had 7 hours sleep which is pretty decent. As long as you get things done that morning you may even manage an afternoon nap. Napping will cure anything. 
  2. Learn how to cook at least 2 maybe 3 meals. By doing this you’re saving money because you can cook in batch for the week. You can also help your weight and bank balance. This will also help when you’re in a rush and you can just reheat it in a microwave. By doing this I just feel like I’ve got my life together. 
  3. Buy a calendar. Yes you have one on your phone but buying a hard calendar and putting it in eyesight will remind you of the things you have to do. 
  4. Keep an organised desk. With an organised desk you can manage your way through those pesky assignments with a clear mind. When there is mess around me I find that I can’t concentrate. 
  5. Drink water and lots of it. Yes I know those vodka lemonades and VKs are fantastically priced. However, water will keep you hydrated and encourage clear thoughts. You’ll feel more refreshed and awake. 

I hope these tips work out for you! 

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Makeup Starter Kit For School

Soon enough some of you will be heading back to school, college or univeristy and looking for some new beauty products to help going back a little more bareable. In school I wasn’t a huge makeup fan and I would rather those few extra minutes in bed instead but now I couldn’t imagine leaving the house without it, especially my brows. If you’re just starting out with makeup or looking for some affordable but worth buying products then continue to read.

I know that a lot of schools don’t accept students wearing too much makeup, if any at all. However, if your school does allow some makeup I totally recommend these prodcuts and especially as a starting ground for makeup. I wouldn’t ever imagine going to school with a smokey eye or a bold lip so these products won’t help you to achieve a glam look at all. In fact, they’ll allow you to continue to look like yourself but a little more dewy and fresh.

Those early mornings are a killer, I know it. I totally recommend starting with a concealer and the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer is a great product to cover those under eyes and pimples. Foundation isn’t always necessary, of course it’s a preference but if you’re looking for something quick and easy to blend. This concealer is an absolute dream and I 100% recommend it. It’s also small enough to fit into a small makeup bag and slot right into your bag if you fancy touching up throughout the day.

Like I said before, I can’t imagine many people wanting to head off for a long day in school with a smokey eye or even just sitting down at 7am to blend away. However, a coat of mascara can really help to widen the eyes and make you look more awake. One of my favourites is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, this really helps to lengthen the lashes too. Along with this, a nude eyeliner on the lower water line really does help to brighten and widen the eyes and I totally recommend the Rimmel eyeliners.

To finish this simple and school friendly look, a lip balm. It’s as simple as that. No need to pop out your favourite red shade, you’re in school not a club. You also want to be comfortable throughout the day, what’s worse than seeing a red lipstick bleed across your mouth? Yuck. 

If you’re soon heading back to school don’t feel as though you need to act any different because you’re heading into a new school year. Makeup doesn’t determine your worth. Good luck for the new academic year! 

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