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…

#OCinNYC | Seven Days in the Big Apple

Helloooo and welcome to the first installment in my little bi-weekly diary series. You may have already seen my first two posts about coming to New York and my recap of the first three days, but from here on out I’ll be posting every other Sunday about what I’ve been…

#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…

Start Spreading the News…

…I’m leaving in a few days!! My visa has been approved, my one-way ticket booked and all that’s waiting is for me to pack my two suitcases and be on my way to the city that never sleeps… I’M MOVING STATESIDE TO LIVE AND WORK IN NEW YORK CITY!! I’ve…

#FridayFive: Five Things I Miss Most About Liverpool

I’ve been back in Ireland three days now. Not even the full 72 hours yet and I already miss it so much. I’ve left my house once to get storage bits so that I could unpack and that’s about the height of it. Now that I can finally watch Netflix…

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…

#FinalYearFear with Orlagh Shanks

Since I interviewed myself for the Placement Profiles, I thought since I pestered everyone again with more questions, I would put myself through it too. Plus I thought it would be fun to look back at the year and my university life and think about the future. What I’ve realised…