Hello, my fellow readers, bloggers and students and a big hello to 2017! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.

It has been a while, hasn’t it? I’m sure you can all relate to the number of deadlines I’ve had to meet during the busy month of December. It’s been rather hectic, especially with the celebration of my 20th birthday so close to Christmas. So, unfortunately, I’ve only just got round to writing some posts for you all. I had started so many posts but failed to finish them in time for Christmas and many are not relevant for this period.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contacted me via email, Campus Society, The Student Blogger and The UK Blogger Awards, urging and asking me when I’m next blogging. It makes me really humbled to see that so many of you read, enjoy and take advice from this blog, which has given me a lot of motivation to produce more posts for you all.

I would also like to thank every person who voted for me in the UK BloggerAwards 2017. I was nominated by a friend to enter the competition, thinking that I had nothing to lose. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the next stage, but it was a great experience and hey, there’s always next year!

Today has been my first day back to uni and it’s been a really good day. All the hard work I put in over Christmas, finally paid off with assignment marks of 67, 71 and 72 being revealed to me. As you can imagine, I was over the moon. The point I’m making is that I believe that university is down to effort. I know that Christmas, Easter and many religious festivals are special times of year that you’re meant to spend with friends and family but remember that university cannot be put on hold. Your studies should be ongoing, whether that be in term time or not. Do not think that you can leave work to the last minute of the holidays, as this will only make you worried and panicked about the amount of work you will be expected to complete. I know of many people that have done this and haven’t had enough time to complete all tasks delegated to them. So I would personally start any work given to you as soon as you get it, whether that be during a public holiday or your first week back.