Simon Bajkowski

Badminton Players Help Define What 'Giving It Everything' Really Means

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Simon Bajkowski

As hopefuls from every nation slug it out in each Olympic event, descriptions of what goes into each performance have been all too familiar.

As a Non-Londoner, These Olympics Don't Excite Me At All

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Simon Bajkowski

There are 10 out-of-London venues for the Olympics according to the official website, and Old Trafford, St. James' Park, and Hampden Park help to sell the idea of a 'British' Games. These are all being used for football though - hardly the iconic Olympic sport and so barely inspiring.

Boat Race Addition Can Only Be Good For All Concerned

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Bajkowski

Everybody knows of 'The Boat Race', of course. Every year around the Easter period, a selection of very good rowers from Oxford and Cambridge slog their guts out on the Thames for about 20 minutes to batter their opponents into exhausted defeat. Less well known is the women's Boat Race.

Joking About Oxbridge May Give Short Relief, But Idea Needs Stamping Out - Not Applauding

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Bajkowski

Yesterday, a presumably slow day at the BBC saw an article published on their website about somebody rejected from Oxford 'getting back' at the university.

University Can Teach You Many Things, but the Most Important Point You Can Learn is About Sleep

Simon Bajkowski | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Bajkowski

Starting a blog on university life at Christmas time does feel slightly jarring, writing outside of my natural habitat. Nevertheless, the holidays see...