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University Halls

2013-07-02 11:00 AMEpic Fails



My university halls were sold to me as the jewel in the crown of my Newcastle experience.  I was fortunate enough to get my first choice of university halls and had settled on Castle Leazes.  With the promise of a huge student population of fun-loving freshers it was billed as the place to be in Newcastle.  I arrived wide-eyed and hopeful with the contents of my life stuffed into bin-bags. However, after one quick lap around my would-be utopia it became all too apparent that I had just condemned myself to a year in the place where the 1960s went to die. I had been hoodwinked.  Like Alice tumbling down the rabbit-hole, I was about to uncover the oddities hidden in this student wonderland...

How to Get a Job You Are Totally Inappropriate For

2013-06-25 09:48 AMEpic Fails

You might have financially coasted through your A-Levels on an idle diet of EMA bonuses, occasionally re-painting your grandma’s numerous sheds and washing the cars of your begrudging neighbours, but now school is out and the summer is over&hellip...

House of Horrors: Choosing Second Year Accommodation

2013-06-21 12:11 AMEpic Fails

So you’re part way through your first year at university. You’ve met friends, work is going well. You think you’re all set. Hold on. Second year housing. The three words which are guaranteed to send a shiver down the spine of any first...

Six Chemists, Three Kittens & A Soaring Globe of Phlegm

2013-06-18 05:42 PMEpic Fails

Living with your pals during your second year of university is meant to be a joyous occasion. One filled with philosophical midnight conversation, homely dinnertime gatherings and a sociable carefree buzz. My first mistake was making this assumption...

A Story I Wished Never to ‘Retail’

2013-06-18 03:55 PMEpic Fails

We’ve all indulged in many a romantic fling with retail therapy; the caress of expensive fabric on your skin, the warm glow of the changing rooms, the lightness of your heart (and purse) as you take your new wardrobe home - and the pang of guilt...

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