When life is full of stress and anxieties, Aaron turns to his favourite fandom: Harry Potter.
Don’t let thesis writing be your ONLY experience of writing. Write fiction. Write for pleasure. Make your own world.
Eleonora Leopardi has many hobbies – but if there’s one that truly makes her heart sing, it’s cardmaking.
By Ivy Scurr. Though much maligned in many circles, the ukulele is extremely punk: it’s easy to pick up, cheap and portable, and helps break down the rules of who can play music.
Bird banding might be a little unusual, as hobbies go. But for Emy Guilbault, there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing them up close.
Ever since high school, Andrei Pomana has had a slight disgust with love stories. Life is about family and wealth, culture, war and betrayal. And love is nothing like that at all.
Aaron Matthews has spent most of his life playing board games. They have an incredible power to teach us, he writes, and to help us build social connections through teamwork and competition.
By Jennifer Hanson. “Little did I know that this small, insignificant decision – taking a shift not meant for me – would lead to a chance encounter that would change my life so drastically I began to believe fiercely in fate.”
By Kate Smithers. “Nutmeg is so many things to my husband and me. She is a source of cuddles, laughter, joy, and happiness. She approaches life with a fearlessness that is hard to ignore.”
NUPSA’s 2020 President, Aaron Matthews, reflects on his own journey and challenges as a student, and how these have shaped his commitment to improving postgrad mental health.
A real friendship is the biggest ‘new beginning’ I have experienced in my life. A real friendship is exhilarating. A real friendship is what I have discovered.
By Natasha Winter. “Nine years on, I’ve learnt that even when things are tough and things happen that are out of our control, the sun will always rise the next day.”
Penny’s back for another year! This month, she has some excellent interior decorating advice (for a student with exotic taste).
A poem from BEACH REFLECTIONS, by Nepheronia Jumalon Ogburn.
Nepheronia Ogburn never fussed or bothered with her hair – until a major upheaval in her life sent her tumbling into a world of beauty, colour and glamour.
Studying abroad is like starting a new life, writes Shuang Zhang. There are challenges to face, from difficult study to learning a new language, but great rewards as well.
Want to know how many events we ran this year? How many students we assisted? How many pizzas we ate? Read on!
In her final monthly report as NUPSA President, Ash McIntyre reflects on all the things we’ve achieved in the past two years.
Does travel make you more creative? Can it change your personality? Larissa Fedunik looks at the scientific benefits of wanderlust.
This month, Penny writes of a wild night of felonies with Dame Judi Dench, and shares with us a Christmas story.