It’s a stressful life for us…

So since my last post I have been looking like mad for a second job while trying to work on a gallery space (i have a meeting to finalise terms tomorow!) and playing Guild Wars 2 with the Edge Hill crew! It’s a lot of work (even if some of it is fun. A lot of fun) so lets keep it short before I go back to this application form.
Freshers week! Will you be there?
I won’t. Not letting you lot make me sick when I have a dissertation to do! Did I forget to mention I was working on that? Back to it then… Chow!


Tonight (or this morning) I am far from impressed. So I have decided to bring you an early morning quick tip… If there’s something happening in a society that you belong to that you don’t like, make your voice heard and change it! It doesn’t matter whether or not you have a title, if you’re part of a society then you have the right to a say in how it operates.

Democracy ftw. (For the win, less interweb fluent readers)

Also, I haveĀ  a presentation in 6 hours. Eep.

Sleepy Char is sleepy

Mornings suck. They’re cold and grey and lonely apart from the occasional duck. If you go to them you probably haven’t slept and if you sleep you’ll probably be late or well, sleeping. I could swear that tutors deliberately put seminars in the morning so that the average student is at their weakest and most pliable…

More tea, I say!


I think there might be something wrong with English students you know.

Love songs echo through laptop speakers everywhere you go, when a man is standing on the rooftop and just visible through a skylight in the lecture hall the eyes of every female student follow them, attractive or not…

Maybe it’s all the Romantic and Courtly Love poetry they make us read, but we’ve become a lugubrious lot. Then again, maybe it’s the 70:30 ratio of women to men at Edge Hill Uni.

Male potential students, this is a plea from the deprived women of the English department! Come to Edge Hill! Please?

For the lolz, laters.

Traveling – Student Bane

I know I promised a blog about why English Literature is so great at Edge Hill, but something else has occurred to me.

Traveling. This is a massive part of student life, as well as one of the most irritating things you will have to do on a regular basis. I live 5 hours travel from Ormskirk which is father than most students have to go admittedly, but it does give me a good perspective to offer some travel tips.

First, pack light. The best thing to do here is try and get your folks at home to keep toiletries and such in stock so you don’t have to carry all those bottles. This way you just need to take clothes and ladies can fit everything in a large handbag. Which is just shiny.

Secondly, do check when trains are leaving. National Rail have a feature that tells you when trains are delayed or canceled, which is always helpful.

Thirdly and finally, always keep your ticket in your pocket or somewhere handy. Once you hit Merseyside annoying officials will ask for it at every opportunity. You don’t want to miss a train because they won’t let up, it’s been known to happen.

‘Til next time fancy folk!