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Welcome to what’snew!

I’m Sarah; a coffee shop addict and politics enthusiast with itchy feet and a love for writing.

What’s new is my little corner of the internet, where I plan to share my ideas and adventures. Mostly about politics, food and travel – surprise surprise.

Why what’snew? 

After joining sixth form back in 2011 (5 years ago?! yikes), it was quickly decided by the cheeky chaps in my tutor group that Sarah simply was not an exciting enough name.

Following much discussion and many outlandish suggestions, ‘snewey’ stuck. And the nickname evolved – snew, snewdog, snewbadger… it continues, as I’m sure you can imagine.

And now, snewey is evolving once more – into a blog. I hope you find it at least vaguely interesting, it’s a bit of an experiment so bear with me.

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So, 
what’snew?

Good question! At the moment, I just got back from spending three months volunteering in Tanzania; an incredible and life changing experience. I’m not sure what the next few months hold, but I’m excited to find out.

I graduated from the University of Bristol last July, after gaining a first class History degree. While I was there, I was also the Editor of Epigram, our university newspaper, which was an amazing experience and confirmed that my dream career is journalism.

But before I get to journalism and assume real responsibilities, there are a few more adventures I’d like to have. I’ll keep you posted on them all right here, I promise.

In the immortal words of David Bowie, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

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Fancy reading more of my Epigram stories? Have a gander at some of the links below:

Editor (check out my editorials under the Epigram tab):

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2016/05/lecturers-go-on-strike-the-events-and-the-impact (my last ever news article for Epigram! where have the last three years gone?)

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/12/drugs-at-bristol-university

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/11/tuition-fees-set-to-rise-under-new-government-proposals

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/09/students-face-housing-crisis

News Editor:

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/05/bristol-elects-3-labour-mps-out-of-4-as-tories-storm-to-surprise-victory

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/05/liveblog-from-the-bristol-election-counts

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/04/labour-narrowly-ahead-in-bristol-student-poll

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/03/epigram-meets-the-candidates-2015-ubu-undergraduate-education-officer (I did a series of such videos after interviewing all of the candidates for the six Union officer positions, to help students make their decision before voting)

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/02/university-spends-20k-on-vcs-far-east-trip

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/02/labour-heavyweight-fails-to-rule-out-higher-arts-social-sciences-fees (It was amazing to interview Chuka Umunna, really interesting guy)

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/02/bristol-vc-rejects-fee-reduction

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/02/ucu-launches-campaign-to-reinstate-dismissed-lecturer

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2015/02/14160 (this was quite a personal story for me, as I was heavily involved in the voter registration drive run by Bristol SU – I believe strongly in voting)

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/11/students-ordered-to-pay-council-tax-straight-after-finals

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/10/sexual-consent-an-issue-sidelined-by-hall-wardens

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/10/sir-david-attenborough-appearance-marks-opening-of-new-life-sciences-building

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/11/president-of-singapore-visits-bristol-to-launch-research-collaboration

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/10/freshers-accommodation-farce

Deputy News Editor:

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/05/university-lecturers-accept-2-pay-rise

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/03/blunkett-attempts-bring-politics-alive

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/03/special-report-bristol-student-political-disillusionment (this was the best article I wrote and researched as Deputy News Editor)

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2014/02/life-on-mars-expedition-success

News Writer:

http://epigram.org.uk/news/2013/11/blurred-lines-banned (my first front page story!)

http://www.epigram.org.uk/news/item/1644-student-carers-lack-support (where Epigram all began in first year – you gotta start somewhere right?)

Read the paper versions: https://issuu.com/epigrampaper

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