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    Sofia Della Sala

    Striking the balance at university

    "I wish I could be in two places at once, but as fun as this term has been, I am also aware that it has been packed that little bit too full."

    The conundrums of a PhD: student or employee?

    "We get paid, but don’t have to pay tax, carry out research but are not a member of staff, and sometimes even teach other year groups what we know."

    The pressure of choosing your degree

    "The future is always scary – I get stressed about what I am doing next week, never mind next year."

    An overflowing pot: how to avoid boiling over at uni

    "There are only 24 hours in the day and unfortunately, I need to sleep for eight of them."

    The academia video game: the gap year

    "I don’t think I would be where I am without my accidental gap year.