Category Students

When dreams come true…

As many of you know I was nominated for four awards – Best News Story, Best Feature, Best Reporter and Outstanding Commitment for the Student Publication Association awards. I was shortlisted for two: Best Reporter and Outstanding Commitment back in April this year. The website I edit – SR News, a news and current affairs website based […]

A life update: why haven’t I blogged?

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a while – over a month in fact – and that’s not like me. But, I’ve been so busy with the second year of my journalism degree at university that’s it has been hard to find the time! The second year of my degree has brought a lot […]

Second year stationery haul.

It’s that time of year again; the time where we flock to the stationery aisles and shops alike to pick up our shiny new stationery. The stationery we think we need, but that we really don’t. But new stationery has to be bought to feel like we’re ready to go back to university, right (or is that just me?). It’s just an urge, you […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 benefits of student volunteering.

I’ve been a volunteer for a number of years – and have volunteered for a lot of different causes too. I’ve always volunteered whilst being a student, but what are the benefits of doing so – apart from the obvious reasons that it enhances your CV and helps you gain skills? Well here’s five benefits I’ve found from being a student volunteer. […]