Lydia Onyett grew up in York and attended Fulford School. She is now reading English at Cambridge University, but loves returning every eight weeks to say hello to the Minster and stock up on a few treats from Betty's.

She will be blogging on student life and other matters that interest her.


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Where Do We Go Now?

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Posted on 5:02pm Thursday 26th July 2012

With graduate unemployment worse than ever, what next for the Class of 2012?

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Merrymaking in May Week

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Posted on 9:48pm Sunday 24th June 2012

The Daily Mail might hate it, but May Week is essentially a Friday night at the pub writ large, with ball gowns and bubbly.

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"Bastion" Bashing

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Posted on 11:42am Wednesday 25th January 2012

College, sweet College. Staving off hunger pangs with pesto pasta.

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The Anti-Bride

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Posted on 1:19pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

A few weeks ago, a selection of glossy magazines assumed residence on my desk next to the Complete Works of Shakespeare.

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Mind the Gap

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Posted on 3:43pm Friday 26th August 2011

Students disappointed on Results Day may just have stumbled across the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Of long drops, culture shocks and much more besides

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Posted on 3:07pm Thursday 28th July 2011

My fingers have been a-twitch with blogger's itch for a while now.

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Setting off on an incredible adventure

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Posted on 11:32am Monday 4th July 2011

After the heady cocktail of nerves, terror, and (hopefully) relief, that generally follows university exam terms, second year students' euphoria at arriving at the end of a sword-swinging gauntlet relatively unscathed is undermined by a new realisation: we are now finalists.

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Tested to the Limit

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Posted on 11:43am Thursday 9th June 2011

You can smell the fear. A particularly distinctive scent with a base of coffee, hints of sweaty palms and top notes of last night's re-heated sad, lonely takeaway. Yes, exams are in the air.

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Are You Experienced?

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Posted on 6:51pm Wednesday 6th April 2011

Rather than settling down over this vacation, most students I know are busier than ever.

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Neighbour Behaviour

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Posted on 5:52pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

People told me this would happen. That I'd be driven to labelling each individual yoghurt in my fridge because of itchy fingers, hungry stomachs and caffeine cravings. I always thought they were wrong.

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Fifth Week Blues

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Posted on 9:23pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011

In which an attempt to counter mid-term depression backfires horribly.

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Minding the Mind

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Posted on 10:22am Tuesday 8th February 2011

With exam term looming unpleasantly on the horizon, the university powers that be implemented some much-needed TLC this week. To be honest, it seemed like a wise precaution to put in place - anything to prevent the general destruction of souls and minds that occurred this time last year.

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Halfway Hall

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Posted on 8:51pm Monday 31st January 2011

In which milestones are reached and emotions are frayed.

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Tomato Tyranny

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Posted on 12:50pm Monday 24th January 2011

Procrastinators beware: there's a new 'productivity enhancer' in town that definitely needs to be handled with care.

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The Rovers Return

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Posted on 1:48pm Friday 14th January 2011

It's a student truth universally acknowledged that arriving back to start a term brings with it some serious headaches (not all of them hangover-related).

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