Category: StudentLife

returning to university behind the schmile college internship placement

Returning To University

Congrats! You’ve completed your industrial placement year/summer internship- hopefully you’ve learned many new skills and are better prepared for the working world! If anyone would like to hear my experiences over the past year, let me know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments section below! You’re probably buzzing and can’t wait to go back to uni- I’m happy for you.… Read more →

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“I’m Not Ready Yet”

Okay, but when will you be ready? The thing about fear is that it presents itself in so many forms that sometimes we fail to recognise it. I’m sure you’ve said these words before, I definitely have. Two years into what you thought was progressing relationship, he tells you he isn’t ready to commit. Five years into your career and… Read more →

education does not equal success behind the schmile

Education does not Equal Success

You already know this: education is not equal to success. It can even be argued that educational success itself is not success, or at least not the epitome of it. What is Success? According to my favourite source,, success is: The favourable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavours; the accomplishment of one’s goals. The attainment of wealth, position,… Read more →

University: Debt & Sugar Daddies

Brace yourself, I’m about to discuss university debt, so be prepared for a long one, this is not a topic we can touch on briefly. When I was applying for university there was no discussion of alternative plans. I come from an African household. University is the way, other options ke… why kwanu? As someone who had lived in eternal… Read more →

Passion, Pain & Purpose

When it comes to finding our purpose, many, including myself, are caught up in the wrong things. We misunderstand what it is we’re asking God for and end up working towards goals that haven’t been destined for us. Then we start wondering why things aren’t working out the way we feel they should. People of all ages struggle with identifying… Read more →

Eat Your Cake: The Battle Between Goals & Systems

The saying goes “you can’t eat your cake and have it too” and I agree… sort of. The large majority of life’s affairs fall into the category of ‘experiences’, meaning that we live through moments whilst learning, maturing and growing. Such experiences often include interactions with other people who tend to come in the form of colleagues, family, friends and… Read more →

Misconceptions about Adulthood

I’m still officially classed as a young adult but already there are a few misconceptions about adulthood I had when growing up that I have been able to identify. This adulting thing is hard, let’s not get it twisted, but there are a few things that aren’t as bad as I had anticipated. The biggest misconception for me was thinking… Read more →