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the situation in syria

the situation in syria

Briefly, what is the Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis, and who’s fighting who?   In a week’s time, the Syrian Civil War will have been raging for eight years. In that time, up to 1/2 a million Syrians have been killed amidst the fighting. […]

dissertation tips and tricks

dissertation tips and tricks

Being totally honest, just the thought of having to write a dissertation was giving me heart palpitations in first year, two years before I had to start writing! It can seem like a super daunting prospect when you’re already buried under heaps of deadlines and […]

easy steps to living a more conscious, sustainable lifestyle

easy steps to living a more conscious, sustainable lifestyle

‘Single-use plastics’ and ‘plastic pollution’ are becoming the buzzwords of today, and rightly so. The statistics are shocking. According to a staggering WEF report, we dump 8 million tonnes of single-use plastic in our oceans daily; an unsurprising figure given that 70% of the plastic […]

Something has to give

Something has to give

Climate change and global warming have been a part of my generation’s vocabulary throughout our school life. The clear need for mass, wide-scale change has been an established fact for multiple decades. Yet from the state of the planet and the predictions for its future, […]

AUSTRALIA 2017

AUSTRALIA 2017

I put together this video (first time editing on iMovie and it’s filmed on my iPhone so, please, forgive the quality!) of our trip to Australia. It was intended just as a way to look back on the trip ourselves, but I thought I’d pop […]

technology meets OCD therapy

technology meets OCD therapy

For the past 7 years I’ve experienced and suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on an on-and-off basis. It’s come and gone in various strengths, flaring up at times of heightened stress and anxiety (mostly during exam periods or stressful situations). I’ll link here to a previous […]

now what?

now what?

I’m officially a graduate! On July 13th, I graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a First Class Honours in International Relations and History, which blows my mind when I think back to Sixth Form where I was genuinely considering turning […]

we need to talk about skinny shaming

we need to talk about skinny shaming

I’m fed up. Fed up with being called anorexic, of being told to eat more, of having my health questioned and of hearing friends’ mums and family members ask, ‘Gosh you’re thin, you are eating, aren’t you?’ In a society where we are increasingly accepting […]

four chicas in copenhagen

four chicas in copenhagen

In June of this year my friends and I took a three day trip to Copenhagen, partly to see Little Mix and The Vamps, and partly to celebrate the end of exams and having finished university for good. The people were lovely and the scenery […]

General Election ’17 – The DUP: who are they and what do they stand for?

General Election ’17 – The DUP: who are they and what do they stand for?

On Friday 9th June the British public woke to the strong possibility of a coalition government between the Conservative party and the Democratic Unionist Party, a shock result that has left the British political system floundering. Not only did the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn […]