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Katie Grace

Editorial Assistant from Essex

Essex adult, editorial assistant, hamster parent, semi-competent blogger and English graduate (in that order).
Does Your Boss Care About Your Mental

Does Your Boss Care About Your Mental Health?

Tuesday 10th October was a big day for a few reasons. Three reasons actually, but they do say three is the magic number. First of all, it was my lovely Mum's birthday. She does read these posts, so I won't write how old she is out of fear. I had some flowers and a personalised Moonpig card delivered to surprise her, and beat out my younger brother as best child.
11/10/2017 11:54 BST
What I Wish I'd Known Before Fresher's

What I Wish I'd Known Before Fresher's Week

One last thing; Fresher's Flu is inevitable, so make the most of the five Jagerbombs for a tenner, and prepare for coughs and sneezes to be echoing around your lecture halls for the next six weeks.
04/10/2017 12:02 BST
An Ode To Retail

An Ode To Retail Workers

To begin with, I will give you a little bit of background history in case you haven't read my previous posts. I've worked in retail since I was 17; two years in a bakery and two years in a supermarket alongside my studies. While I know this doesn't exactly make me a retail veteran, it did open my eyes to something important.
01/09/2017 13:43 BST
Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The

Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.
18/07/2017 11:23 BST
The (Real)ity Of Life After

The (Real)ity Of Life After University

I have now, after what feels like the longest three years of my life, finished University. Three years of tears, meltdowns, weight-gain and general life-expectancy-decreasing stress, and I am free as a bird. If you too have reached the end of your academic careers, I hope you are sleeping well knowing that Harvard referencing and 14-hour library stints are now over, forever.
19/06/2017 13:01 BST
It's Time To Squeeze The Zit That Is Mental

It's Time To Squeeze The Zit That Is Mental Health

I had previously decided to wait until I had finished my degree (three more glorious days) and submitted my final assignment before throwing myself back into blogging. However, my Twitter timeline notified me on Monday that it was Mental Health Awareness Week, triggering an internal battle within my DBD (death by dissertation) brain.
11/05/2017 11:51 BST
Are Two-Year University Courses The Way

Are Two-Year University Courses The Way Forward?

Although the costs factor in, the reason we attend University (on the most part), is to better prepare us for adult, working life, so we <strong>should </strong>be provided with the best standard of teaching and support to prepare us for that. Emphasis on the <strong>should</strong>, Department of Education.
01/03/2017 12:13 GMT
How Do You Deal With

How Do You Deal With Death?

Attending your first funeral is strange, almost surreal. Speaking at a funeral is even stranger, and as someone who has never practised a faith I almost felt like a fraud. Speaking the words of God, as it were, was a peculiar experience, but I'm glad I did it.
14/02/2017 15:49 GMT
Good Grief: Tweet It And

Good Grief: Tweet It And Weep

Why do we tweet #RIP? I follow around 300 people on Twitter, and I have seen a good 50% of my following base tweet their condolences to George Michael, links to their favourite songs, tributes and photos. It begs a difficult question - has grieving the death of a celebrity translated to an opportunity to gain Twitter standing?
27/12/2016 19:52 GMT
My Friend The

My Friend The Vegan

Love it or hate it, the plant-based diet is well and truly on the rise...all the world needs now is a Louis Theroux documentary on veganism and that should do it.
20/12/2016 13:26 GMT
'The Best Years of Your

'The Best Years of Your Life'

I am strong believer in the idea that University will make or break you, but either way you end up with a degree and a lot of life experience. After looking on I discovered I will receive my State Pension in 2063, so I'm not sure if I can call University the best, or the worst, years of my life just yet.
22/02/2016 15:25 GMT
Aston University Presents Carbon Week: Day

Aston University Presents Carbon Week: Day 1

As Julia King said, this was the first event of its kind and there were bound to be areas for improvement. In my last piece I said that my goal was to leave the event in a better position than when I arrived, and I feel like I achieved this.
04/11/2015 11:57 GMT
Aston University Presents: Carbon Week... Wait, Carbon

Aston University Presents: Carbon Week... Wait, Carbon What?

As corny as it may sound, you get out of life what you put into it, and Carbon Week is a great example of this principle. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 20 years, and offering Carbon Week to students like myself is another way of helping us to increase our awareness and be one step ahead of the game.
29/10/2015 11:37 GMT