Student discounts - There is no feeling quite like the one you get from a bargain; I treat my student card like it’s a Golden Ticket for Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. It’s the perfect excuse to go shopping guilt-free - yes, you may have nothing but baked beans in your cupboard but you also have the entire contents of Topshop in your wardrobe, so who is the real winner here!
Wintery drinks - Although Freshers’ Week was unusually sunny for Newcastle, the chilly autumn weather isn’t altogether unwelcome. There is nothing better than treating yourself to a Starbucks or Costa for something to wrap your cold hands around. I have such a weakness for anything with syrup and whipped cream - Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?
'Writing On The Wall' by Sam Smith - Let’s be honest, it’s pretty rubbish. After the amazing Skyfall, we were all expecting something ground-breaking and beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an okay song but it just seems so boring in comparison to his phenomenal debut album. Here’s hoping the movie is better than the song.
Fresher's Flashbacks - Okay, so now that you’ve sobered up and the actual work is kicking in, you might think you can move on from Freshers’ Week. Yet somehow, every idiotic drunken endeavour keeps coming back to haunt you. Your flatmates have a video of you dancing (it’s not pretty) and they have kept a tally of how many times you ended the night with your head in the toilet. And in retrospect, downing those shots of sambuca before calling your mum was probably not your best idea....
Snapchat Stories - I love Snapchat in all its narcissistic glory. What I don’t love are the stories that seem to go on for hours; I have much better things to be doing than tapping my phone screen to get through a live documentation of your whole night out. I’m sure you do “love this girl sooooo much” and I really enjoyed watching a minute and a half’s worth of videos of you on the dancefloor, but in reality, it comes off as a little bit desperate. Surely you can’t be having that great of a night if you have your phone on you the whole time?