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Lydia grew up in York and attended Fulford School. She is now reading
English at Cambridge University, but loves returning every eight weeks
to a land where dinner is tea and up is generally down.
Posted at 5:02pm Thursday 26th July 2012
With graduate unemployment worse than ever, what next for the Class of 2012?
Posted at 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.
Posted at 11:42am Wednesday 25th January 2012
Posted at 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.
Posted at 3:43pm Friday 26th August 2011
Students disappointed on Results Day may just have stumbled across the opportunity of a lifetime.
Posted at 3:07pm Thursday 28th July 2011
My fingers have been a-twitch with blogger's itch for a while now.
Posted at 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.
Posted at 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.
Posted at 6:51pm Wednesday 6th April 2011
Rather than settling down over this vacation, most students I know are busier than ever.
Posted at 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.
Posted at 9:23pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011
Posted at 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.
Posted at 8:51pm Monday 31st January 2011
Posted at 12:50pm Monday 24th January 2011
Procrastinators beware: there's a new 'productivity enhancer' in town that definitely needs to be handled with care.
Posted at 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).