In January last year I wrote an article about my disappointment with my degree – being half way through I felt underwhelmed, and slightly let down by my university. Contact hours were incredibly low, and it wasn’t exactly the intellectual stimulation I had expected to get from a degree course, despite its 50% practical nature. … More A Degree of Difficulty
This article is entirely based on my own opinions and observations, designed to spark debate and thought. Rock climbing does, of course, come with a huge array of risks and dangers – whether it’s inside, outside, short boulders, multi-pitch routes, rock, ice, snow, or resin. There’s a multitude of things that can, have, and will … More Climbing Safety – Minimising Risks
Next week I embark on a two-week work placement with a local children’s publishers. It’s the fruit of a proactive nature and not being afraid to pester via emails – something that has given me great opportunities in the past. I’m now faced with the unknown – it’s a company I found through endless searching … More Watching Expectations
For the past two years, I have lived rent-free at home whilst studying at university. This is something that I’m aware makes me incredibly lucky. I decided to move back home after two months in halls, and returned to a loving, welcoming family, happy to accommodate whatever I chose to do and support me through … More Money Matters… Or Does It?
I’m half way through reading a Theatre Studies degree. Coming from an academic background, I shocked the majority of my friends and teachers by choosing to pursue something in the arts – to compensate, I insisted upon choosing a University that boasted a 50/50 degree of theory and practice. Now I’m not saying that academics … More What do you want out of your Theatre Degree?
Dance and Theatre are both incredibly exposing disciplines – in one, the entire focus is on the way your body looks and moves; in the other, outward perception can be a way into the industry, or a sure way out. In both, the performer is placing themselves in front of vast numbers of people, completely … More Exposed – Body Image On Stage
So, I’ve taken up a new sport. Whilst still maintaining my love and enthusiasm for climbing, over the summer I decided I’d like to try something more team-orientated. I’m awful at ball sports – having slightly odd knees and hips, running doesn’t suit me well and my foot-eye coordination leaves a lot to be desired. … More The Art of Rowing