The Pressure Of Perfection On Social Media

After studying a Media based degree, I can really understand the importance of what social media can bring to our lives. To connect with others around the world at the touch of a button is incredible. To see parts of the world we were never likely to see before is fascinating. But, we are living more than ever in a digital age whereby everybody is living some form of second life online. Whether this is an accurate portrayal or not largely depends on the person, but I think it is fair to say that we are all guilty of tailoring our posts to show the best or most interesting aspects of our lives.

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The Quarter Life Crisis and Not Having A Plan

When I was younger, 23 seemed like the sort of age where you would start to have things figured out. I would be thinking about marriage, making progress in my career, brunching with my girlfriends and our dogs. In reality, 23 is living at home with my parents, in an entry level job with not a single brunch (or dog) in sight.

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My Experience of Jury Service (UK)

This week, I completed my second and final week of jury service. For those who aren’t aware, jury service here in the UK requires you to go to court and form part of a 12 person jury to hear and try cases. As someone who is fascinated by crime documentaries, and has studied aspects of criminology and forensic psychology, I was really quite excited to have been selected.

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Making The Most of Your Final Year at University

Many of you will soon be returning back to university after a (hopefully) very relaxing Christmas break. The dread will soon kick in, the panic about graduate life will start and you will realise it’s all coming to an end sooner than you would like it to.  The period from January to the end of my degree went quicker than any other semester, and looking back, I could have done and seen and experienced so much more. So, I am writing this in the hope that it helps you, that it inspires you to go out and try new things, because it’s really never too late.

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