Articles by: ehodson
Emily is currently studying in Toulouse in the south of France for the third year of her degree at The University of Manchester reading English Language and French. She is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC, her biggest pet hate is the blatant misuse of the English language and she writes for various online newspapers as she aspires to be a journalist in the future.

Packing up, moving out, moving on

June 11, 2012 3:13 pm1 comment
Packing up, moving out, moving on

As school terms and university semesters come to a close, the time has come to pack up your stuff, scrub down the mildew, hoover under the beds and move out of your student abode. Whether it’s your 7x5m room in halls or your shared student house, the fear of the […]

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The bizarre nature of the oral exam

May 10, 2012 6:19 pm1 comment
The bizarre nature of the oral exam

In two hours time I will be sitting very nervously in front of two French university professors and a microphone, armed with an oral essay with a few nifty subjunctives shoved up my sleeve. It’s the first French oral exam that counts since I started at uni, and they really […]

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Life’s all about the learning

April 22, 2012 4:43 pm2 comments
Life’s all about the learning

What does it mean to “find yourself”? This term has been thrown around in various contexts throughout my life and I believe that it’s not until you actually have to do it that you understand exactly what it means. However, I think the term is limited. Listening to somebody’s woes, […]

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Samantha Brick and the UK’s best Publicity Stunt

April 6, 2012 12:00 pm5 comments
Samantha Brick and the UK’s best Publicity Stunt

Three days ago, had I asked you what you thought of Samantha Brick, you probably would have looked at me with a blank face, willing me to divulge more information about why I had asked about this nobody. Today, you’d probably be able to talk for 20 minutes about how […]

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No Place for Body Art in Business

March 29, 2012 5:02 pm0 comments
No Place for Body Art in Business

It appeared in the tabloids today that David Bruce, a 22-year-old salesman, was moved from being a shop floor assistant to a stock room worker because of his 80 tattoos, which meant both arms, hands and his neck were covered in body art. He felt his position at Next was […]

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To gap or not to gap: The gap-year guidebook 2012 review

March 27, 2012 3:41 pm3 comments
To gap or not to gap: The gap-year guidebook 2012 review

What is a gap year? Why should I take one? Does it have to last a year? How do I organise one? Where should I go? These questions will all ring familiar in the minds of anybody who has considered taking time out of their normal lives to do something […]

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Drinking Culture and a Damning Reputation: Brits on the Booze

March 25, 2012 4:49 pm8 comments
Drinking Culture and a Damning Reputation: Brits on the Booze

Saturday night has come and gone and as I now sit here typing out this article, there seems to only be one thing on my mind. This self-inflicted, stomach-churning, head-splitting hangover. I’ve gone through the motions; the sore head, the nausea, the regret, the aversion to light, the ‘I’m-never-drinking-again’ and […]

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Fabrice Muamba: The living, breathing example that football is, in fact, just a game

March 20, 2012 9:46 am6 comments
Fabrice Muamba: The living, breathing example that football is, in fact, just a game

It goes without saying that Fabrice Muamba, the 23-year-old Bolton Wanderers Midfielder, has taken over the news and is at the forefront of topics of conversation worldwide over the past few days. Whilst on the pitch, the young dad suffered a cardiac arrest four minutes before half time of Saturday’s […]

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