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Ask Sophie Q&A: The Answers.

Freshers week has begun – that means new first year students; and it also means that I’m 8 days away from starting the second year of my degree (eek!). But really it means it’s time to answer the questions about university that I’ve had over the past few months. Unfortunately I haven’t had a lot, but […]

Lessons I’ve learnt from being a first year journalism student.

University teaches you lots of lessons from the very start; how to be more independent, manage finances and so much more! But you can actually learn a lot on your course too in the first year – you don’t just gain knowledge on the subject you’re studying but you learn what you should and shouldn’t do. Here’s ten lessons […]

Dealing with not being “ready” for university.

This week was an important week for hundreds of thousands of students across the country. On Thursday many of them got their university results which would determine whether they’d get into university. It’s a lot to deal with in itself. Some students collecting their results may be going into other things – apprenticeships, work or into further […]

Turning career wishes into action.

“I wish. I wish. I wish.” Something we all muttered or maybe even shouted about. We wished this and we wished that. Childhood was all about wishful thinking and now some of us have brought it into our adult life. But now we know that in order to get something we have to work for it. Wishing just isn’t […]

Define your own success.

Everyone has a different definition of success, for some success may not exist as they may feel they can do better, for others success isn’t a big or fancy thing – they may find it day-to-day. But sometimes we can look at others and back to ourselves and think that we aren’t successful. We idolise other people and wish we were them. When I was […]

It’s okay to be unsure and to change your mind.

Remember when you were younger and when someone asked you what you wanted to be you’d say a nurse, a fireman or something that you liked in that moment? Then as you got older you started to really think about the direction you wanted to go in – not too much as it wasn’t that important but you started to […]

#AskSophie Q&A.

It’s coming up to the time where exams and college coursework are nearly done and there may be many questions for those of you who are hoping to go to university in September or are applying for university this year. Having tried giving university a go three times I’m now settled on a course I enjoy. I […]