#PlacementSeries: How to Ace the Interview

I started this #PlacementSeries last year, writing posts about cover letters, CVs, when and where to start looking etc. – but I’ve realised that I never actually finished the process. On Monday, I had started to write a general post about why we shouldn’t fear interviews and wondered if I’d…

A Recap of the #AskOrlagh Twitter Chat

In case you missed the Twitter Q&A with me last Tuesday, I thought I’d put some of the main questions here along with my answers plus a little more detail. No 140 character count here, that’s for sure. The Twitter chat was focused on blogging, university, placements, careers and personal…

#FridayFive: Five Ways to Combat Loneliness Living Away From Home

Now four years into living across the water from my family and friends, I can assure you that I’ve experienced many times of feeling lonely. Moving away to England for university at the age of 18 was daunting, exciting and all very new. I had no idea whether I would…

Fast Fashion and How We Can Slow It Down

I’m keeping the theme of fashion going this week as you may have seen my previous post on Boohoo’s new Student Meal Deal package. I’m studying corporate social responsibility (CSR) this year as one of my modules and in particular, we’re focusing on fashion, especially fashion retailers and their CSR.…

Rate My Boohoo Student Meal Deal

Yes, you read right. A Boohoo Student Meal Deal. Hungry for fashion? Read on. If you haven’t heard of the ‘Rate My Meal Deal’ Facebook and Twitter pages, then where have you been? To give you the lowdown, anyone can submit a photo of their meal deal of choice and…

#FridayFive: Five Places I Hope to Live in the Future

Happy Friday! This week I’m going to talk about the five places I hope to live in the future (including one I’ve already lived in because it was always on the list). I’m not talking long-term, but places I hope to stay for a short stint, and who knows, if…

Is University the Right Choice For You?

At school, I feel like your future is outlined for you. You complete your GCSEs, progress to A Levels and finally go to university. It’s seen as the ‘normal’ thing to do. If you don’t make it to university, you are basically looked at as a failure. Well, that was…

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

Before we get into it, you’re probably wondering what on earth Impostor Syndrome is. The first definition I found, explained it as this, “a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalised fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’“. But that was from Wikipedia…

#FridayFive: Five Things to Consider Before Starting a Blog

There are many things to consider before starting a blog, and I definitely wouldn’t recommend just jumping in and winging it (like I have done myself in the past). If you’re serious about blogging and want to give a really good crack at it, then by all means, go right…

Influencer or Fraud? Should We Name and Shame Influencers Who Buy their …

There has been a lot of talk this week surrounding Influencers and the buying of followers, likes and comments. It’s been a tricky subject for a while, with a lot of people giving their opinions of seeing it happen first hand, yet we still won’t jump that final hurdle and…