Over the past week, I have had this phrase hurled, flung, smirked, and smiled at me. You're next! They say mischievously and alas, events have proven to show that to some extent this statement is now true. My second eldest brother's wedding took place over the weekend and as the whole family inhales, taking a…Read more You’re Next!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to film a panel of graduates who came to visit my university. Although my primary aim was to film, it turned out to be an incredibly motivational event for myself as well. Sometimes students do not realise the value of such events but they can really help…Read more Motivational Graduates
He had to do it again. This was the worst part of the job. As a young child, he had hated school assemblies and even now, whenever he would see his son standing on stage, his eyes would tear up. Never mind the fact his eight year old voice would squeak throughout the hall, sounding…Read more Breathe
When I first setup this blog many years ago, back in the heady days of A-level English, History and Politics; it was mainly in response to my financial worries regarding university. I was part of the unlucky year. The first set of students to not receive the educational maintenance allowance and the first to have…Read more Looking Back
As I stepped off the bus after an exhausting day at an assessment centre, I heard someone calling my name. It was a former tutee's father and he began to discuss the current situation he was facing with his son. To uni, or not to uni. He was of the opinion that going to university…Read more To Uni, Or not to Uni?
During this time of year, the world goes a little mad. This madness has only increased in recent years as materialism increases. I am of course talking about the Boxing Day sales. Living in the UK, I remember the days that I would awake in the morning to find bags of clothes that my parents…Read more 0% Sale