Tag: socialising

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‘I am not alone but I feel lonely’

When I was starting university, loneliness was never something I imagined I would feel. Living with friends, partying 24/7 and attending lectures I actually wanted to be in. It felt like a dream. Two years down the line, I am not alone but I feel lonely. If this sounds like a contradiction, you’re right. It…

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Alcohol-free spaces: are they available?

“Why don’t you drink?” is perhaps one of the most common questions that I get asked, usually coupled with a quizzical look as the person that I’m talking to tries to size me up. I know that I am not alone in this experience of having to justify my (lack of) drinking habits. I am…

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Making the most of your final semester at university

Every September, thousands of innocent, wide-eyed freshers arrive at UEA ready to embark on a new stage of life. For most of us, living away from home allows us to gradually learn skills that will be useful for life: money management, time management and how to use a washing machine. But coming to university is…

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Make the most of your spare time at uni

Sometimes it feels like the only way to relax and unwind after you’ve finished your reading and seminar prep is an inevitable trip to the pub or to vegetate in front of Netflix for a few hours with a selection of your favourite snacks. However, there is a way to spend your spare time more…

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The spoils of war and the FOMO

It is just about that time of the year again. Everywhere you turn, you can glimpse the freshly served entrees and seasoned veterans of university life alike, buzzing around campus; a hive of particularly aggravated bees, all late to their stations. One of them goes to the gym 12 times a week (his break is…

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