Kristina Egan
Kristina Egan is a 22 year old writer and English & Media student at Birmingham City University. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2012, she wrote 'Bad Bone Structure for Bald', a blog which chronicled her experience. It was subsequently featured as the Huffington Post UK's, "poignantly funny", Student Blog of the Week. She has a part time internship as a reader at the Darley Anderson Literary Agency in London.

Entries by Kristina Egan

Best Apps for London Fresher Students 2014

(2) Comments | Posted 1 October 2014 | (14:57)

So, you've done it. You've moved out from your parents' cosy warm house in the sticks and into your cramped, smelly university halls in the Big Smoke.

It won't take you too long to figure out that London is HUGE and though it has loads to offer in terms...

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Students And Graduates Share Their Freshers' Week Survival Tips

(1) Comments | Posted 30 September 2014 | (21:01)

You made it. Finished school with flying colours or by the skin of your teeth, it doesn't matter. You are about to embark on freshers' week, a right of passage for every undergraduate.

You probably have all kinds of ideas about what to expect, most of them...

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Freshers 2014: A Round-Up Of The Worst, Cringiest Events Coming To A University Near You

(0) Comments | Posted 28 September 2014 | (23:21)

Now that Freshers 2014 is nearly upon us, it's time to cut through all of the excitement and anticipation with some good old fashion British cynicism.

The Student Union teams really have their hands full trying to fill the calendar with events, balancing useful trips to register for the doctors...

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A Guide To The Female Orgasm: Sister Duo's Campaign To Educate Students About Female Pleasure

(1) Comments | Posted 5 September 2014 | (09:07)

The founders of a luxury boudoir accessories brand are launching a "pleasure based" sex education campaign in a new bid to start the next revolution in female sexual empowerment among students.

"Mistresses of Tease-wear" Sophie and Alice Holloway, were selling nipple tassels in cabaret clubs when customers began telling the...

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Meet The Young Musician Of The Moment, Mr 6

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2014 | (11:01)

It’s always nice meeting someone who takes their passion for music seriously but not themselves. Enter our young musician of the moment, Mr 6.

The London/Kent based rapper has steadily made a name for himself in the UK hip hop scene over the last five years from open mike stints...

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Freshers, Why Not Rent a Private Jet Or Horse And Carriage To Get Your Stuff To University?

(1) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (10:03)

Finally, students can avoid the humiliation of transporting their belongings to university in a Transit van or, God forbid, a roof-boxed hatchback, and arrive at university halls, as nature intended, in a super car or a private jet - and it'll only set you back £25k.

A travel company has...

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Signs You Are A Birmingham City University Student

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (09:10)

Birmingham, the second city, home to five universities and a massive student population, each institution serving up a unique experience of city life.

The University of Birmingham might have its red bricks and historical campuses while Aston has its perfectly contained campus, complete with lake and geese, but here...

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Three Things I've Learnt as an Ex-Cancer Patient

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2014 | (14:54)

The best pieces of advice vary for me. The ones that I hear most frequently and forcefully are the ones I give myself the morning after a gin night out. I can no longer ignore the correlation between those and my very best terrible decision making. These advices, however, are...

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The Controversy Surrounding the 'No Makeup Selfie' Gave It Depth - Without It, It Was Empty

(6) Comments | Posted 23 March 2014 | (23:00)

I already feel completely worn out from discussing this but I wanted to put something down with more reflexivity than just a Facebook comment. When I saw a couple of the "no makeup selfies" come up on my newsfeed, I felt irritated. For an entire day, they splashed across social...

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'You Don't Know You're Born' and Other Tales of the Hopeless Youth of Today

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2014 | (11:10)

We are in crisis. We are going to be less wealthy than our parents. We are all materialistic. We will not be able to buy a house. We are all lost and confused. We are too lazy to rebel. We are all wasting our time at university (save Oxbridge). We...

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Graduates: No Job? Give Yourselves a Break

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2013 | (13:57)

Around this time, thousands of recent graduates will be leaving the warm, cuddly security of the 'student' employment tag and will now be facing their worst fear, the fear of the unknown, or 'unemployment' as it is more commonly referred to. Having just finished my second year, I've already started...

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