About Cleo

BA Geography

Learning how to learn…

If there was something I could tell my first-year-self it would have been to slow down with my approach to work.

It’s easy when you start at university to get bogged down by the big words and even bigger reading lists. The lists of tasks can seem so daunting that you don’t know where to start, so you dive right […]

March 6th, 2014|LSE|2 Comments|

Smells like team spirit

A few entries ago I mentioned that I would be joining the 3rds netball team. Now I want to give freshers an insight to what being in a team is like:

In a week we have either one or two matches. It’s down to individuals to choose whether they are available to play which means that you can fit in […]

February 21st, 2014|LSE, Off Campus|0 Comments|

The things they never say…

One of the daunting things about arriving at LSE is that most of us go from being top of the class at our secondary schools to, well just someone ordinary at LSE. Getting into LSE is a major achievement but once you’re here it’s easy to take that for granted. As a result of this, sometimes it’s easy to […]

February 13th, 2014|LSE|0 Comments|

Athletics Unions or Alcohol Unions?

I am a keen sportswoman and when I arrived at LSE I was really keen to get involved.

In my first year at LSE I focused on getting involved in societies which I thought would help me gain internships, so for my area of interest this consisted of The Beaver (our student paper) and Pulse Radio. I wasn’t sure how […]

February 7th, 2014|LSE|2 Comments|

Has anyone seen my social life?

One of the great opportunities arising from starting university is the chance to learn new skills and meet new people through clubs and societies. By your 2nd year you’ve discovered that despite being part of the hockey team, you spend more time drinking than playing. Getting people together for committee board meetings is more difficult than the meetings themselves. […]

January 10th, 2014|LSE|0 Comments|

The quarter-life crisis: job hunting

Who knew that applying for jobs takes up as much time as a real job? Only, you don’t get paid for doing it.

Third year job hunting is well and truly on us and it’s petrifying. You start out the year with a degree of snobbery and complacency, selecting grad schemes that only offer over 25k and have cool looking […]

January 8th, 2014|LSE, Off Campus|0 Comments|

Final year reflections

So, how’s the final year going?

Well… it’s taken me a term to get blogging, is that enough of an answer?

The final year of a degree whirls up a mix of emotions. You realise how quickly things have happened. You realise that even though university can seem more play than hard work at times, actually you’ve developed into some form of real […]

January 7th, 2014|LSE|0 Comments|

LSE Geography takes on New York City

Second term of second year is a busy one for LSE Geography students. Second year has more coursework than first and a lot of deadlines fall around the same time. However, here in the Geography department (obviously the best dept. at LSE), we both work and play hard. So in week 10 of Lent term lectures are miraculously transported […]

May 7th, 2013|LSE|0 Comments|

A day in the life at LSE: my video diary

Want to know what a day at LSE really consists of? Before I came to LSE I didn’t have a chance to visit due to travel plans during my gap year. I found it really hard to bring to life the words and pictures from the prospectus which seemed so similar to those from other universities. That’s why I […]

You can’t buy pride

36,000 people ran over 26 miles on the 21st April. 700,000 cheering spectators lined their path.  They called this coming together of people, the London Marathon.

What would an alien visitor have understood from those thumping footsteps that day? What were they all running from? Was it fear chasing them? Or perhaps they were running for something, to reach a […]

April 30th, 2013|LSE, Off Campus|0 Comments|

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