Lucy Stubbings

A student’s guide to Tromsø

Prior to December, I had seldom considered Scandinavia as a travel destination. Blinded by fantasies of the buzz and bustle of Asian cities, palm trees and scorching sunshine, Norway had not reached the apex of my ‘to-travel’ list. How mistaken I was. Having been gifted with what would turn out...
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Posted Jan. 24, 2018

Coming to Warwick was the best decision I made

The University of Warwick was not my firm choice, nor my insurance, in fact, prior to results day I had not considered it at all. Indeed, the first time I laid foot on campus was as my father drove me in on the first day of term, the car bursting...
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Posted Aug. 13, 2017

The big grumble: Why do we moan so much about our degrees?

‘“Go to University” they said; “it will be fun” they said.’ Recently, as I scrolled aimlessly through Twitter in a haze of procrastination, I came across this tweet.. In agreement I swiftly ‘liked’ the tweet and continued not to write my essay. In my effort to think about anything other...
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Posted Apr. 18, 2017

Invisible illness: What it’s like studying with Crohn’s

From the outside I may appear to be a happy, healthy nineteen-year-old student; and that’s because that’s exactly what I am. My digestive system on the other hand, not so much. In 2009, aged 12, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a chronic form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that...
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Posted Mar. 29, 2017

Society Tours: All hangovers and no history?

As a history student and travel enthusiast, discovering that Histsoc were to be going on tour to Prague filled me with excitement. A city saturated with culture and memory? Yes please. Yet, after eagerly purchasing my ticket no more than thirty seconds after their release, my enthusiasm was swiftly met...
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Posted Mar. 4, 2017