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Which Gavin & Stacey character is your degree?
It’s the classic British comedy that we all know and love, but which character most fits your degree subject? Read on to find out! Journalism - Nessa Brash, bold, daring and a little bit nuts. Media Studies - Smithy Joker, bit of a drop out, eats too much, but an amazing mate. Business Studies -...
How to make a long-distance relationship work
Moving away from your significant other to go to university, or them moving away from you, can be a daunting and upsetting thing to go through. From spending as much time as you want with them to now only being able to see them occasionally, can be something that’s really hard to adjust to. According...
Social media; should we impulse post?
We all know someone who over-shares on social media, and if you don’t know someone who does then it’s probably you. Posting on social media can be a great outlet to share how you’re feeling or to give an opinion on something, but can this be taken too far? News has emerged over the last...
Emily Bronte: weird or wonderful? Bronte
I felt a shiver run down my spine as I wandered through the parsonage that was once the home of the Brontë family in Haworth, West Yorkshire. The thought that this furniture, these books, and these letters around me were once the treasured belongings of one of my favourite authors, Emily Brontë, amazed me. As...
Taken 3: success or sinker?
‘I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people...
Celebrating Christmas: Coca-Cola style! Coca-Cola truck, holiday, attraction, Leah Benthin, Kettle Mag
For many, the unmistakable Coca-Cola Christmas truck symbolises that the holidays really are here and we all know that when the advert pops up on the telly, it's basically Christmas Day. So when the famous truck came to the city of Lincoln for the day on 10th December, thousands of people took a visit to...
Book Review: Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is unputdownable Leah Benthin, KettleMag, The Fault in Our Stars, book
I read this book because the film adaptation was recently released and I really want to see it, but it's a crime to watch the film version before reading the novel (and I'd wanted to read it for some time anyway due to its popularity). Both relatable and mature Having  heard a lot about the book before...