Don't stress, enjoy!

Starting a new chapter of your life can be exciting but also overwhelming! From what I've learned from my experience, don't worry too much!

Being a Shy Student

Starting university can be scary – and things certainly aren’t easier if you’re a quiet student who doesn’t make friends easily. The good news is: you’re not alone!

Hello, it's Tania!

Hello everyone, I thought it was time I introduced myself. I hope you've been enjoying browsing in commonplace!

What about a holiday?

Yes, classes will soon begin but it does not hurt to plan ahead and already think of your next holiday destination.

We live in London now

Last night I went round to a friend’s house for dinner, we met on our BA Illustration course and neither of us are from London. Or the UK. I asked her about her experience and why she isn't looking to go home any time soon…

Making the most of nine grand

You can barely talk to anybody about university without mentioning it, the dreaded £9000 annual fees.

Surviving the London Underground

London can be confusing – and so can its public transport. The easiest way to get to most places is to get the underground. Here are some tips on how to make best use of it.


It's an amazing place that gives you the best of both worlds: tranquility and adventure.