Doing a Work Placement in London: My Sneak Preview of Life in the Capital

Being a Journalism Studies student at the University of Sheffield, I had the amazing opportunity of undertaking a work placement at the Press Association for a week towards the end of June. The experience itself was a whole host of things, positive and negative; liberating, scary, eye-opening, and stressful. All at the same time.

I’ve been to London countless times for sunny weekend breaks, but I’ve never had the chance to stay for longer than two or three days. So I got to see a whole different side of London during the week I stayed there – away from the bustling tourist hotspots to a vibrant, deadline-laden office next to Victoria Station. Long story short, it was pretty interesting.

Here’s a few things I learned.

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The 5 Skincare Products I’m Swearing By This Summer

I’ve always been a massive lover of skincare and beauty products, and spend way more of my income on it than I do on clothes and shoes. I’ll quite happily spend a hefty amount on some good makeup and cosmetic products, but would say no to spending the same amount on a new dress. Having always been this way, it seems a bit odd that I’ve never actually written a beauty-related blog post before.Β  Read More

Backpacking in South East Asia: A Pre-Flight Checklist

In a couple of months I’ll be heading out to South East Asia to go backpacking around Bali and Thailand. It’ll basically be like a “gap yaaah” that’s condensed into three-and-a-half weeks and two countries. When I booked the flights in November it seemed like I had ages to go, but, time being what it is, it’s come around in the blink of an eye. Read More

Berlin: Why it’s Now One of my Favourite Cities in Europe

It’s been over a month since I got back from my little Christmas getaway to Berlin, and I’ve been so busy with exams that I haven’t had chance to write about it until now. Considering that, upon deciding where to go for a city break, me and my friend picked Berlin out of a hat (it was up against 10 other European cities), combined with the fact that not once have I considered visiting Germany before, the city itself was a pleasant surprise.

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