Category Opinion

Tips for building contacts as a journalism student.

Moving into the second year of my course, I know I’ve established a lot of contacts in different topics and geographically within the North East patch. Building up contacts is something that is reiterated a lot during the first year of your course – and so it should be because it’s one of the most important foundations to […]

Real Techniques Brush Collection Review.

Yes, I eventually have a decent amount of Real Techniques brushes and I’ve used them all long enough to tell you what I think of them! Where do I begin? Their softness? The grip factor? The precision? I just keep asking myself why I didn’t get these before I did. I must admit I didn’t think they’d […]

Be proud of yourself.

Wow, it’s been a week since I last posted. I apologise for that; I’ve been super busy at university covering breaking news, reporting on events and so much more! But despite all of this I said one thing to myself this week – I’m proud of myself; proud of what I’ve done this week. But that’s not what this blog post is […]

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 […]

My Hair Care Routine.

I’ve been going to a professional salon for a while now to get my hair done – and I mean the full works every time. Getting my hair cut and coloured on a regular basis means I need to look after my hair a lot. I get a treatment at the salon I go to, every two months […]

Ten things I’m grateful for.

I’ve been watching a few documentaries about the refugee crisis over the past few days – Exodus, The Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home and Stacey Dooley in Greece: Migrant Kids in Crisis to name a few. Watching their struggle across multiple countries in search of safety and security has made me think of ten things I’m […]