The Student Nurse Guide To: Placements

Placements are often the most difficult part of being a student nurse. Long hours as part of a team that you will barely get to know before moving on to your next university block or placement, in an unfamiliar environment where you couldn't find the bladder scanner if someone's life depended on it. Mix all… Continue reading The Student Nurse Guide To: Placements

Beauty Events – Are They Worth the Hype?

Since moving to London, I've been to two beauty festivals. I attended "Superdrug Presents" in Shoreditch, London, last month, and the "Glamour Beauty Festival" over the weekend. Now I'm spilling the tea for my readers. Superdrug Presents was overall a really good experience. While there were queues for pretty much everything, there were plenty of… Continue reading Beauty Events – Are They Worth the Hype?

Why I dropped out of university

When I finished school, I went straight to the University of Stirling to study Law LLB. It was an absolute dream come true, especially since Stirling was my first choice university and I had been incredibly stressed for months about whether or not I would get the grades I needed at A-Level. I had really… Continue reading Why I dropped out of university

Volunteering in Thailand – Part 2

After my group had finished our volunteering in the Hill Tribe village - which you can read all about here-, we headed back to the city of Chiang Mai, where we had a couple of free days to rest and explore. I ended up stumbling across a cat cafe called Cat Brothers on my way… Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand – Part 2

Volunteering in Thailand

As some of my readers may know from my twitter, I fundraised to do three weeks volunteering in Thailand. With a bit of help from my savings, I was able to hit my fundraising target and head to Thailand to volunteer with Challenges Abroad, a scheme run by the charity the FutureSense Foundation. Fundraising Our… Continue reading Volunteering in Thailand

48 Hours in London

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Instagram will probably know I've been back and forth to London several times in the last month for university interviews. Thanks to the awkwardness of flight times from Belfast, I stayed at least one night each time, and as a result I had plenty of free time! It… Continue reading 48 Hours in London

Weekend Break In Scotland

Last weekend I headed to Glasgow for a solo weekend trip and a much-needed break from my hometown of Belfast. The flight was only around 35 minutes long, so Glasgow seemed like a great choice for a short city break since I can't take any time off work at the moment. I left my house… Continue reading Weekend Break In Scotland

*That* Cosmopolitan Cover

For anyone who's been lucky enough to avoid the internet drama that spawned from Tess Holliday's cover shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine, thank your lucky stars. The photo of the American plus-size model, who is a UK dress size 26, sparked backlash with many claiming that her being cover star promoted obesity. However, the backlash over… Continue reading *That* Cosmopolitan Cover