EXPERIENCES

IT 'CAME HOME' FOR QUARTERLIFERS DESPITE THE ENGLAND THUGS WHO LET THE SIDE DOWN

England​ didn't win the Euro 2020 cup on Sunday night, but we did get to the final of a major international tournament for the first time in 55 years. And was the impact of the tournament on our generation bigger than football anyway?

How motherhood memoirs helped me come to terms with my friends becoming parents

When four of Becca's friends fell pregnant during lockdown, she turned to motherhood memoirs to grapple with her own feelings on looming motherhood.

pov: you're a junior doctor on a covid ward

James Finnerty shares his experiences - a day in the life of a junior doctor during Covid, and what it has taught him.

My boyfriend ghosted me during lockdown; Here’s what I learnt about myself

It was painful, but transformative.

Not working but still thriving: how to make the most of unemployment

Things will get better. They always do.

My grandmother died just before I started uni; here’s what I learnt about grief

No matter how isolated you feel, you're never alone.

What it's like being a Depop seller during lockdown

Thinking of clearing out your cupboards? Look no further.

Why self-isolation might reconnect us with what matters

Could it be what finally brings us together? A Junior Doctor at one of the UK’s hardest hit hospitals shares his view.

I needed more silliness in my life, so I took up tap dancing

Learning how to step-ball-change made me happier than any "self-improvement" resolutions.

arguments & IbuprofeN: 

What Christmas looks like in your 20s

It's rarely "the most wonderful time of the year".

How to survive being on the “kids’ table” at Christmas in your 20s

We're too old for this.

My parents’ divorce showed me they’re only human too

It shook the solid foundations I’d always known.

I put my restless energy into AN “Ironman" & it’s the best thing I’ve done

Becoming "that guy" doing 5k runs on group holidays is totally worth it.

SIX THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN WHEN I BECAME A PARENT AT 22 YEARS OLD

It was never part of Jess's quarterlife plan.

What I learnt from dating someone older in my twenties

Even with just seven years between you, it can be tough to look past the millennial vs gen z differences. 

“Friend-dating” in a new city is weird but worth it

It’s ok to be desperate for friends in a new town.

Love Island helped me talk about sex after growING up in an Indian Islamic family

Being torn between two cultures' views on sex can get confusing.

QUARTERLIFE BREAK-UPS ARE HARD, BUT LIFE WILL GET BETTER

Even thought it might be hard to believe right now.

No one’s prepared for their first smear test; but it’s going to be fine

You should probably open that letter.

MY JOURNEY FROM SHAME TO SEXUAL ENJOYMENT

Lots gets in the way of enjoying sex. But we don't talk about this stuff nearly enough. 

Travelling gave me the post-uni confidence boost I needed

Alice invites us to look beyond the "gap yah" clichés, and see the value of post-uni travels.

Moving abroad won't fix everything, but it gives you a new perspective

Jasmine moved to Canada to escape the monotony of grad scheme life, but her overseas experience was not what she'd expected.

How cooking helped me cope with unemployment

Margaux shares how taking things step by step, in life and in cooking, gave her a new perspective on post-uni unemployment.

I tried the morning routines of successful people and now I feel exhausted

Joy tried out the morning routines of successful people to see how the world's elite business people increase their productivity.

why can't we end our love affair with festivals?  

An ode to festivals and their unique power to make us happier people.

"London will always be there": why I moved to Tenerife after uni

London isn't the only place where you can create the life you want after uni. Here's how you can relocate to sunnier climes, and still pursue your dreams.