February 9, 2020

Hey loves!

When I got back to Cambridge after the winter break, I walked into my dorm room and I was completely overwhelmed. I had actually extended my time at home after we lost our rabbit Mümi because I felt like I needed some more time with my family to deal with the loss. But grief is not something you can schedule and turn off when it is time to focus on school or anything else. 

As you may have seen in my dorm tour video, my room is filled with rabbit-related decorations: 

My rabbit was a big part of my li...

January 31, 2020

Hey loves! 

I have my (not so rare) moments of imposter syndrome where I go down a spiral of 'I don't belong here' and 'I probably don't deserve to be here' and my absolute favourite 'My admission was probably a mistake.' But my occasional doubts about my talent have never related to my gender. 

I am twenty years old and I guess it is a privilege that I can say that no one ever treated me different because I am a woman until today. It should not be, but I was reminded of the validity of the sexism so many of my...

December 10, 2019

Hey loves!

Cambridge undergraduate admissions interviews are taking place as I am writing this post. During the interview season, I tend to get a lot of messages through my blog and on social media about the interview - what it is like, what you should or should not say, what will get you admitted, how to prepare... 

Chances are that most of the people asking me these questions are perfectionists - because if you managed to get the grades to get an interview here, you worked very hard for that. And most people...

October 21, 2019

Dear Fresher,

This is a post for you. The you that came to Cambridge a few weeks ago and has now had their first full week of lectures and supervisions. Maybe you have already decided which societies' meetings you will continue to attend. And you probably already have a group of people to hang out with during breaks. At this point, you might be in the process of realising that while you may love your degree, reading thousands of pages on a complicated theory can nonetheless be exhausting. Now that Freshers' We...

July 7, 2019

Hey loves!

About a year ago, I wrote my essay for the Nathoo Bursary and it was the first time I wrote an application for a bursary. It felt weird since the obvious reason for my application was that my parents could not afford to send me to Cambridge, but that would be everyone's reason for applying. So I thought about what could make my application special and tried to convey this in my essay. This was the prompt: 

Please write a personal statement about your achievements, your aspirations for your studies in...

June 2, 2019

Hey loves!

Making the above video had a somewhat therapeutic effect on me, but posting it and scheduling it as a premiere for today was scary. I am proud of the video and I honestly believe it is the most important video I have ever uploaded. But sharing this part of my life scared me. If you have not yet watched the video, please consider this a spoiler alert for anything said in the video!

Back in my first term at Cambridge, I already felt unhappy often times and I noticed that I started to withdraw from as m...

May 5, 2019

Hey loves!

Last week, I shared my reading technique for academic writing with you guys. I already mentioned in that video that this technique works very well with academic writing, but less well with caselaw. Judgements are structured very differently and you need to develop a different reading strategy for cases in order to save time when reading them. 

Whenever I read through a legal case and it is a case that is reported in a law report (a collection of legal cases with summaries of the cases), I go over the...

April 28, 2019

Hey loves!

About a month into law school, I realised that the reading technique I was using was not really working. To be honest, using the term 'technique' is making it sound a lot better than it was. I was literally just reading whatever I had to read once and then I took notes on it from my memory and by looking back at anything I highlighted. Long story short, I ended up not focusing on key points of different texts and I got lost by focusing on tiny (often irrelevant) details. 

When I realised that this 't...

April 7, 2019

Hey loves!

Since second term is officially over and exam term is just around the corner, revision period has officially started! I recently posted a picture of my revision plan and I got a lot of questions about how I schedule my study sessions and so I decided to share my revision method for my Cambridge finals with you all in a video. 

I showed a few different plans in the video and you can find downloadable templates of them all here. I uploaded a word, PDF, and pages version of each plan and I hope that you...

February 17, 2019

Hey loves!

Some of my friends and I recently got together for a short video on my channel. Editing the video made me realise how often these amazing people make me smile and simply make my life so much brighter. I am incredibly grateful to have them in my life. 

The busy and stressful environment of Cambridge often makes me forget to take a second and reflect on all the good things I have in my life. I have two habits to counter that: My morning and evening list. Every morning, I make a mental list of the thing...

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