Gaithersburg Book Festival

As I mentioned in my last blog post, my 5th-grade class wrote a play with John Morigello, a member of Best Medicine Rep. This play was chosen to be performed by Best Medicine Rep at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, and … Continue reading

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Second Year University Experience

Hey! I’m Ashley and I’m a second year psychology student. I aim to make the most out of my university

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The problem of misconceptions about the Middle East

Coming to Edinburgh was an exciting experience. It is the first time I’ve lived anywhere other than Istanbul. It was a new, beautiful city with a new culture. Yet one of the new experiences I’ve had so far is hearing about the misconceptions people have about Turkey. And I think that some daily life encounters […]

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That final year feeling

In just under three weeks, I will have finished my fourth year of University. Scrap that. In just under three weeks, I will have finished University. Completely done. Boop. Cya. It’s a strange feeling, I have to admit, and one that’s only just really begun to hit me.  Last week I handed in my dissertation … Continue reading That final year feeling

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Algorrobo lectures

My third year abroad is full of wildly unexpected discoveries. This is a year of exploring, questioning and tangibly experiencing the theories that have previously captivated me. This is a time for acting upon my dreams and passions.  Promoting conservation is a part of who I am, so when I discovered that the reforestation charity ARocha … Continue reading Algorrobo lectures

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It’s that time of the year again…

  The most dreadful time of the university year, the month we don’t see coming, and then BAM, it’s here (Week 11 already?). As a student, no doubt this is one of the most stressful times of the year, somehow more so than January.  The anticipation for summer holidays, the realisation of university coming to … Continue reading It’s that time of the year again…

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Why I recommend Intra Mural sport

I’m not a natural athlete and I never really have been. This is why I was reluctant to try my hand at sports when I first came to university. I knew I wasn’t good enough at any sport to join a uni team and even if I were, I was a fresher far too intimidated … Continue reading Why I recommend Intra Mural sport

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Celebrating finishing third year…

Having now finished my third year in civil engineering, it’s time to celebrate! The final task I had this year was a group presentation of my conceptual project to the lead engineer and the architect. A grueling task with tons of hard questions! What’s next? First I am going to celebrate, I’m flying to Madrid […]

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What nobody tells you about going on a Gap Year/Year Abroad

The opportunity of seeing the world after finishing school is often romanticised and has been stereotyped as the 12 months in which 18-year-olds stroll about various South American countries or maybe stroke an elephant in Thailand. I am slightly guilty of the former as I opted to go and live in Chile for the second … Continue reading What nobody tells you about going on a Gap Year/Year Abroad

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Reusable coffee cups won’t save the Earth

I’ve noticed that recently a lot of students have started becoming more environmentally conscious and hopping on the sustainability bandwagon. Using reusable coffee cups and water bottles, opting for a tote bag instead of a plastic one, and not using plastic straws are all becoming trendy lifestyle choices. Whilst it’s great that more people are … Continue reading Reusable coffee cups won’t save the Earth

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