New year's resolutions and me (Toby)

 So, new year, new decade, new me. I never usually do new year’s resolutions for numerous reasons, one being I don’t feel like I need to change anything, arrogant I know. Another reason being I feel like I’d fail before I’ve even tried, which takes a nice 180 from arrogance to helplessness. But this year,…

Keeping up your mental health during the holiday season (Toby)

The holidays can take a toll on your mental health, especially as a student. The expectation of gifts when you have exactly -£1498.78 in your bank account. The increase in loneliness the holidays bring, especially when you’re away from your family. It’s like being little Rudolph. All of these feelings are then pushed away because…

What to do for your dissertation (Toby)

Ah, third year. Isn’t it fun? If you keep up to date with my blogs, which personally, I think you should. You would know that I was planning on studying abroad for a year but left after three weeks. So, I came back to Man Met with not a single clue as to what I…

Why I left my study abroad (Toby)

RIGHT KIDS, LETS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! I left America. And here’s why. All in all, there was nothing wrong with America. I was actually enjoying myself! My roommates were kind, generous and even supportive after I decided to leave. I loved all the new food I got to try, and I was looking forward…

My first month abroad (Toby)

I’ve actually only been abroad for two weeks so far so let’s rename this My First Two Weeks Abroad. I didn’t want to make it the true title because it’s not as catchy. So, let’s begin. Travelling is a NIGHTMARE! The first half actually went quite smoothly. I had to catch three flights. THREE! The…

Packing for my year abroad (Toby)

I’m going to start this blog by saying I have NO IDEA what is going on. I am lost, scared and confused. Honestly, if you have come to this blog looking for advice, help or guidance then RUN. This blog is not here to help but rather a physical version of what my mind is…

Preparing for my year studying abroad (Toby)

Ya boi is on his way to Northern Arizona University at the end of August! (naw look how pretty) And I am absolutely TERRIFIED. However, I want to do it, I know I want to do it, so I’m basically forcing myself to catch the flight and then there’s no turning back. But getting to…

Surviving your part-time job (Toby)

I can’t believe we’ve made it here! You survived writing your CV and the excruciating job interview and got yourself a job. You want to know what talent is? You. That’s who. Now, a new job is terrifying. You’re having to meet lots of new people all at once (for me, meeting just one new…

Saving money over the summer (Toby)

Saving money over summer is vital as a student because eventually September comes swinging round again with your landlord wanting a big fat slice of your student finance and leaving you with nothing. So, if you want to eat this autumn or eat better this autumn, I am here to help. Hopefully, your parents are…

Preparing for job interviews (Toby)

In my last post, I guided you through the process of writing a CV and look at you now – I’m so proud. However, there is still much work to be done. It’s time for part two of this brutal process – preparing for an interview. (That gif was me applying for the job to…