First Year: The Highs and The Lows

The thing about university is that no matter how much you convince yourself that you are prepared to start this whole new life in a new place, meeting new people and doing new things, you’re never really fully prepared (or at least I wasn’t anyway).

I made countless to-do lists, read an abundance of blog posts and watched too many YouTube videos on people’s experiences of moving to university and their first year in general. What I should have realised from that, is that everyone’s experience is different.

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Review: The Galley Restaurant in Topsham

Located on Fore Street in the heart of Topsham, your first impression of The Galley may be of a small, unassuming restaurant. Facing a boat yard, the restaurant has a charming view across the river, with a newly refurbished cobalt blue exterior. The Galley looks like a quaint, local business. In fact, it is exactly…

Review: Jack Dean’s ‘Nuketown’ @ Exeter Phoenix

“Nuketown is a combined storytelling and protest art project about cities, public money and the possible end of life as we know it.” This Monday, 14th of May, Jack Dean reached the second leg of his tour and performed his most recent piece, Nuketown, here at our very own Exeter Phoenix. Jack Dean is an…

Unimumma’s Exam-Time Meals: Turkey Koftas

Serves 4 Ingredients: 500g turkey mince 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 4 tsp cumin 3 tsp ground coriander 2 garlic cloves (grated) ½ red onion (grated) 1 egg Method: Combine all the ingredients together, season with salt and pepper and make into kofta shapes (this is easier with wet hands). :Leave in the fridge for…

Unimumma’s Exam-Time Meals: Spatchcock Chicken Traybake

Ingredients: 1 medium chicken 2 red peppers 1 red onion ½ butternut squash 2 courgettes 1 aubergine 3 garlic cloves (chopped) 4 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp tumeric 2 tsp dried oregano 500g Quinoa mix 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint 1 lemon 3 tbsp 0% fat yogurt 1 tbsp olive oil 1…

Interview: The LaFontaines

Owen Bell: What were the main sources of inspiration for your musical style? Or did you just start messing around in the recording studio and it came to life? Kerr Okan (vocals): A bit of both to be honest. First and foremost, we are a rock band. I just so happen to rap over it….

Uninumma’s Lunch Recipe: Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

As exams are now amongst us, and we are fighting for space in the Forum, lunch needs to be quick, healthy, and cheap (of course). So this week is all about meal prepping, bringing you three meals that will keep for a few days and are perfect to take to campus! Tuna and Cannellini Bean…

Interview: Matt Donnelly from Don Broco

Prior to their show at Exeter’s Lemon Grove last week, Razz’s Owen Bell had the privilege of a sit down and a chat with Matt Donnelly, drummer to Don Broco. See Owen’s review of the gig here Review: Don Broco @ Lemon Grove Owen Bell: What on earth happened in Oxford, at your previous gig? How…

Review: Love, Simon

Love, Simon, the eagerly-anticipated romantic comedy directed by Dawson’s Creek producer, Greg Berlanti, is notable for being one of few mainstream films featuring a closeted protagonist, with Nick Robinson playing a teenage boy-next-door hiding his sexuality from his friends. The film follows his journey of self-acceptance as a gay man, aided by an anonymous fellow…

The Paddon Award 2018

Our university is bursting with artistic students, from those who are active members of music, drama and art societies to those who take a more personal and introverted approach to their art.  On Tuesday 27th March I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Paddon Award ceremony; a small, intimate event which recognises artistic talent…

Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ by Exeter University Theatre Company

Thoroughly ridiculous and completely hilarious, EUTCO’s production of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ kept the audience on the edge of their seat. A modern adaptation by Richard Bean of the Commedia dell’arte play “Servant of Two Masters”, the show is set in a delightful 1960s Brighton, with an eclectic range of characters, songs, dance and foolery,…

Review & Interview: Tom Walker @ Exeter Cavern

Tom Walker is an upcoming artist from Manchester, who started his UK tour last Sunday right here in Exeter. Before the actual performance, I had the opportunity to interview him myself. For a man with such a huge voice and talent, he was actually an extremely humble and genuine guy and was very happy to…