Students: How to be PRoactive


PR students rejoice, this post is for you.

(Note: Anyone else that’s come along for the ride, Hi…)

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How to spend Valentine’s Day single


Another year, another Happy Valentine’s Day.

And guess what? Another day spent single. 

Don’t get me wrong, I bear no ill-will towards being single, I’m stubborn as hell and as yet haven’t found a girl that enjoys cheese or houmous as much as I do.

Plus, I find the whole ‘shower the person you love with gifts for only one day’ thing a bit clichĂ© too.

So it’s a good thing I don’t have to worry about it, right?

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Starting a Travel Blog


Photo: Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France. 

(Note: This is an introductory post, so we will be departing England later than scheduled, apologies).

Sat in a dressing gown with countless biscuits and a cup of Yorkshire tea (essentials), this rather grey day in February isn’t the most inspirational of settings. However, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and start travel blogging. Right in the middle of third year.

No pressure.

Admittedly, this travel blog is a slight departure from my usual posts. I’d say it’s less PR and prosecco, more sun-cream, sweaty t-shirts and sand in your feet.

Just like my own travels – 5 weeks in Europe last summer – this series will be limited, so over the next few weeks we’ll go on a little journey together before your loved ones pick you up from the arrivals lounge.

(Note: Tone down your use of travel related words and phrases, Liam. You’ve got at least another 10 posts to use them).

All jokes aside, I decided to start this series because I know what a mess travel-planning can be. From planes and trains to hotels and hostels, the whole adventure can seem a bit daunting and too much like hard work.

So let me tell you, sometimes it is hard work. Especially if you want an organised trip. But don’t you dare let it put you off, because from the moment you arrive you’ll realise that it was well worth it.

This series will leave you well equipped with some trusty tips and hints – you need to know the best place to get a pint, right?

And with any luck, you’ll be inspired to set off on your own adventures.

I already know you won’t regret them.

See you next time for an introduction to Interrailing.

I’d love to hear from you, so feel free to leave comments and give me your feedback. And please remember that all comments are moderated – you’re live on Channel WordPress, please do not swear!

Five Tips For a Fab Feb


(Note: The word ‘fab’ doesn’t usually feature in my vocabulary, but on this occasion I’ll allow it. Besides, the title sounds great.)

Two posts in one day? I’m sure there’s a phrase about buses I could relate to this..

Ah, February.

Far enough from Christmas for that festive bloat to go down, yet close enough for coughing, colds and chronic summer blues.

The likelihood is that unless you were born in this gloomy second month (and on behalf of your parents, I’m truly sorry), February probably isn’t your favourite.

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Twelve Tips for Starting Student Blogs


(Disclaimer: This weeks blog post is not exclusively for students, or bloggers for that matter – it just so happens that I started mine during second year, and the title sounds quite catchy – so read on as you please).

I’ve envisaged this blog post in my mind as something similar to Blue Peter:

‘Today guys, we’re going to make a blog’ *Audience claps*

‘So here’s one I made earlier’

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