"I realised essays can be hard, but they can also be fun, and they can also be difficult, but then I can have a dance afterwards."
“Staying with the trouble”. This was a quote from feminist geographer and all-round academic queen Donna Haraway (2016), cited in Elwood and Leszczynski’s (2018)...
"You wake up the next morning fifteen minutes before the submission deadline and after swiping through attempt after attempt of varying degrees of failure eventually arrive at the very first take."
"I have many a playlist (a surplus one might say - a boring one mind you) and each one has a very specific vibe, a specific function, a certain 'je ne sais quoi'"
"We get paid, but don’t have to pay tax, carry out research but are not a member of staff, and sometimes even teach other year groups what we know."
"The future is always scary – I get stressed about what I am doing next week, never mind next year."
And it looks as though there will be a next time. I think Trump will run, and if/when he does, he will almost certainly be the Republican nominee; frankly he will be quasi-coronated.
"There are a series of faux pas which I have witnessed (and on occasion committed) at student dinner parties, and in this short piece I hope to provide inspiration."
"There are only 24 hours in the day and unfortunately, I need to sleep for eight of them."
"I’m excited to be twenty –it feels whole, a bit round, and like maybe I’m a bit of a grown up. Only a bit though."
"Being an Oxbridge graduate is said to open doors - but not if you don’t know which doors to push."
"I don’t think I would be where I am without my accidental gap year.
"The question is, how can we as talented but time-poor students produce quick meals which satisfy not only our stomachs, but also our souls?"