Clubs and societies, Course, Free time, Pugwash, The Galleon

The never-ending list of things to do.

Sorry I haven’t written in a while, but it’s been a pretty hectic few weeks!

In the last week I have gone back to uni and I have to say I love the units I’m doing this semester already. I had a seminar for one titled “Publics and Privates: Literary Sexualities, 1700-1830” and, as hilarious as it was, I don’t think I can repeat some of the things we were discussing in class, on this blog, as it’s just all way too X-rated.

I’ve also handed in my option form for next year and have started to think about my disseration topic, so it’s all getting a bit scary now!

On Tuesday I went to see one of my favourite bands (Four Year Strong) at the Wedgewood Rooms. It’s great having such a cool venue so close to my house and I’m reviewing the show for The Galleon (previously known as Pugwash News) so make sure you check it out in the next issue which is out on the 15th February.

I have a review of Maverick Sabre’s newest album in the latest edition and I managed to sneak a little bit of Twin Atlantic and Frank Turner, who are brilliant artists, in there too. I love being able to spread the word about music I care about.

Other than that I’ve been busy applying for work experience for the summer here there and everywhere. I really want to get into journalism and writing of some sort and I know we’ve all been told at least a hundred times this year alone that just having a degree isn’t enough to get you a good job nowadays.

Finally, it’s Refreshers Fayre tomorrow so I’ll be there with the UPSU Rock Society from 11-3. It’s a bit of an inconvenient time as we’ve all got lectures, but there will be free pizza so, hey, we can’t complain!

See you around x

Clubs and societies, Free time, Pugwash

The Galleon!

Pugwash News is changing its name to The Galleon and I have to say, I like it!

It’s about time the newspaper had a more professional name and was taken a bit more seriously as it’s a seriously good read and a lot of work goes in to it. I really think more people should pick up a copy and check it out, especially as you’ll see super cool reviews, written by me, in there from time to time.

You can read a bit more about the changes here:

Make sure you like The Galleon’s new Facebook page too!


Free time, Pugwash

Writing for Pugwash!

Finally the blogging site is up and running, but it’s been months since my last post so it’s about time I filled you in on everything that’s been going on.

Firstly, although I said in my last post I wouldn’t have enough time to do it, I decided to write for Pugwash News, the university paper. So far I’ve written a few gig and album reviews and a few of them have been published. Sadly I didn’t manage to get a press pass for The Vaccines (which would have been amazing) but you can read everything I’ve written on the Pugwash web site. There are copies of the paper available to read online, but the things I have written myself can be found here:

It’s quite nice being able to see your work in print (and it’ll look good on my CV), but most importantly I’ve been able to see bands I love and hear music I am really passionate about. I even got a chance to interview The Blackout, although it was in a leaky stairwell at the back of the Pyramids centre!

ALSO, if you do want to write about Music for Pugwash this year, e-mail Matt at!