Tag: Freshers’

Creative Writing

Fractured Friendships

You were numb, but it had to be done. You told them straight up that you two were growing apart. That you no longer felt good for each other. They had stopped confiding in you, you knew that much, but you didn’t know why. You knew they made you feel awful, like you were walking…

Creative Writing

Red String

Our midnight conversations over mulled wine transformed into afternoon espionages, armed with nothing but cold sandwiches – people watching. Our three PM classes on igneous rocks maneuvered into six AM walks by the broad, skipping pebbles from the trail; as the morning sun varnishes elm branches vermillion.  Then came the rain.  Trickling softly; its rhythm…

Sport

UEA swim team is ready for action

I’ve been swimming competitively as part of a club for almost 12 years now. I’m the longest-running member of my club back home, and I decided to continue my involvement in the sport by joining the UEA team last year. I’m a massive fan of the sport. Like athletics, swimming is more of an individual…

News

Does Freshers Week rely too heavily on drinking?

A poll has exposed that over half of Concrete readers believe Freshers Week relies too heavily on drinking. In the  poll conducted by Concrete, 58% of respondents said they thought Freshers Week is too centred on alcohol.  Yet 42% disagreed, indicating they believe Freshers Week is not too focused on drinking. This comes after the…

Features

Prioritising you during Freshers

Freshers’ week is certainly a momentous time in every student’s life. It marks the transition from the comfort of home, to a world of new opportunities and independence. One thing  however, that is bound to accompany this change, is stress. Whilst trying to fit-in to your new setting, it can be easy to fall into…

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