Girl on the third floor

Nicole Correia takes a tongue-in-cheek view on her own life, whilst living between her home in London and her university life in Reading. Aside from working part-time at Starbucks to fund a social life in London that her student loan won't stretch to, and sitting in lectures, Nicole can often be found attached to her laptop, on the treadmill, cooking in her kitchen with friends, or in bed texting 'til she falls asleep.

the benefits of being a student at university

The benefits of being a student at university

This is not a pointless blog post. There will be times during your degree when you will be close to pulling your hair out, inwardly cursing, and wondering why you are at uni, and what the hell you are…

a walk on the wild side

Take a walk on the wild side: a typical day at uni

What’s a typical day at university like? I’ll tell you what mine is like and when you start university you can compare your average day at university and pity me, laugh at me or grin in amicable under…

Staying healthy at uni

Staying healthy at uni – food, exercise and alcohol

There are no wishy-washy subjects like PSHE at university like you have at school. All the stuff that school taught you in “physical social and health education” that you’re supposed to take on board …

Paying bills at university

Bills bills bills: keeping your student finances in order

Destiny’s Child song Bills Bills Bills does not make receiving a bill any easier, unfortunately. The ”good for nothing type of brother” - men taking advantage of my financial situation would be my wat…

Second year at university

Second year at university: a repetition of first year?

Back in my new student house in Reading for year two...

second year at uni

Countdown to university – take two

Find out what's changed as I head back to uni for my second year

Being healthy at university

Staying healthy at uni – food, exercise and alcohol

There’s no wishy-washy subjects like PSHE at university as there is at school. All the stuff that school taught you in “physical social and health education” you’re supposed to take on board during th…

facebook stalking

Using Facebook before you start uni

No matter how much you try to deny it, everyone knows that you’ve “Facebook stalked” – or at least tried to - your future flatmates. That’s mainly because they did it too, as did the flat next door an…

be yourself university life

‘Be yourself’ and you’ll slide right into university life

“Be yourself” is everyone’s advice - for your first day at college, an interview, on holidays, on a first date, at university. It wears a bit thin, I reckon. It’s used so much I don’t even think it ma…

drinking at university

You don't need to drink to enjoy Fresher's week

Despite what you might hear, there's a lot more to Fresher's Week than drinking

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