How I Wrote My Dissertation in Three Weeks

Ah, the dissertation. That one word that everyone dreads to hear when they begin their final year of university. But why is it that we view the dissertation as the essay to end all essays? Is it really that much of a burden? Where do I begin? And may I…

#FridayFive: Five Truths About First Year of University

Hearing the news of the two deaths in Belfast last week during freshers has really hit hard. Freshers were some of my best memories of my time at university, especially during that first week of meeting everyone for the first time and being let loose in a new city.  It’s…

#FridayFive: Five Bits of Advice for First Year Students

Oh to be a fresher once more. Being honest, I really think I’ve got my partying university lifestyle out of my system now. I’m graduated and really ready to take on my new adult life. But, I do remember being a fresher like it was yesterday and I’m sure there…

The Leaving of Liverpool

There’s a box of tissues sat next to me as I type this. I’m thinking I’ve played it too safe and may have been wiser having two boxes. This post was due to be published on the 6th of July, my original move out day. Then I pushed that back…

What It’s Really Like to Study PR

If you don’t already know, last week I graduated from university (not that I’ve plastered it all over social media or anything). It felt like a long time coming but also, those four years seemed to go by in a flash. Now that I have the piece of paper that…

And Today Matthew, I’m Going to be… a Graduate

That was the caption I was going to go for on my Instagram but I thought it might go over the majority of my followers’ heads because Stars In Their Eyes was a little bit before their time. The caption that I did go for? ‘Ats us graduated nai,’ which…

A First Class Degree and Now What?

Yesterday, I received my final results notification. I will be graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with first class honours in Business with Public Relations in just a few weeks’ time. This means I’ve finished every one of my university years with a first – woop de doo. It’s only…

#FridayFive: Five Reasons to do a Placement Year

This post originally appeared on StudentJobUk, which you can read here. Last year I undertook a placement year in London, as part of my business with public relations degree. The year in industry was completely optional, but I already knew when first applying for the course that I wanted to carry…

The Fish in Pond Debate Revisited

Back in March 2017, I wrote a little blog post about different sized fish in different sized ponds. I was counting down the days until my move to London and wondering whether I had made the right choice. Someone had tweeted that they would rather be a big fish in…

My Recipe for Exam Success

As the university year comes to an end, I thought it the best time to attempt the final Pro Plus challenge. The challenge is to come up with my best fuel-filled meal that can keep me energised and my brain ticking as exam season comes around. You can check out…