Loughborough Student Life

Posts by Hannah Timson

Throwback Photos

I’ve really enjoyed putting this post together as it’s allowed me to look back over some recent, and some not so recent memories (cue ‘why did I ever think that was a good look’ reflections).

Financing and budgeting at university

As four wise individuals once said, ‘money, money, money, must be funny in a rich man’s world’. Cheesy Abba quotes aside, financing and budgeting at university can often seem an uphill struggle.

An open letter to my 18-year-old self

The summer that you’re currently going through has to be the worst I’ve known. A level results are at the forefront of your mind and you know you can’t start preparing for the next stage until you know if you’ve gotten your place.

That’s a wrap!

So I guess that’s a wrap on second year. There I was feeling like I was getting old at the start of this year; I’ll be heading across the stage at graduation on a zimmer frame this time next year.

Things to do outside of lectures

Since starting at university, I’ve found that people who’ve not experienced it have a strange idea about how I’m spending my life. I think they assume that I sleep through the day and spend every other night at the union or in a pub (don’t get me wrong, sometimes they are spot on!)

Hannah’s guide to renting a student house

March came around quicker than I would have liked. Other than signalling that I’m now half way through my degree after receiving my semester one marks, at the end of this month I’ll be officially leaving my teenage years behind.


Thursday 2nd February 2017 marked the day of the worldwide #TimeToTalk campaign which was dedicated to recognising the power of conversation in tackling mental health conditions.