GCSE/A-Level Results on Graduate Job Applications: thoughts?

I’m writing this in response to two graduate job applications that I have seen now that require a university degree to apply, as well as for you to stipulate all of your GCSE, AS & A2 results in your application – which, considering the DISASTROUS government grading algorithm during the pandemic, seems even more relevant.

Some of this has been taken directly from the cover letter I wrote whilst applying for one of the jobs – needless to say, I never heard back from the employer. If you’re somehow reading this, Palladian Publishing, consider sending out rejection emails to those unsuccessful; it is infuriating to receive no response from employers, although that often seems to be the norm and understandable considering many jobs have hundreds of applicants, but that doesn’t mean one can’t send out an auto-generated rejection to keep job seekers informed – but that’s a discussion for another time.

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Blog Tour Organisation

Hi all!

I am organising a blog tour for my upcoming MA Project, ‘Devil’s Lettuce’, and I am looking for blogs and bookstagrams to participate! I have a wide range of options for participation in.

The tour will run from August 25th – August 31st, kicking off right here!

Devil’s Lettuce is an anthology of poems, short stories, and stream of consciousness writings written whilst under the influence of THC.

A formal ‘press release’ of the publication will follow soon!

If you’re interested in participating in the blog tour, please fill out the Google Form:

https://forms.gle/WsejZ8Qno8VeyZqv5

I can’t wait to start working with you all!

book review; Lucky Bunny

Lucky Bunny, Jill Dawson

This was my first lock down read!

‘Lucky Bunny’ by Jill Dawson.

A little about the book, via goodreads:

The story of vivacious and endearing thief Queenie Dove, a Moll Flanders for World War II Britain. Brilliantly recreating mid-twentieth century London, from the bustling streets to the seamy underworld, from the Depression Era through the Blitz and into the 1950s, Lucky Bunny entangles readers in the adventurous life of a truly captivating anti-heroine, a self-proclaimed genius in the art of survival. Before the Krays, there was Queenie Dove… and readers will never forget her.

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Inertia;

I wrote this to get out my frustration after receiving my fifth publishing profession job rejection, none of which I was even successful in procuring an interview for.


I keep telling myself
that there’s no rush,
there’s still time –
that good things come
(and they will come)
to those who wait.

And wait.

And keep on waiting,
when their cheeks
are stained with salt
and buffed by paper towels.


I’m low-key terrified of the future. I’m terrified that I’m standing still, caught in an immovable current, whilst friends and peers move in new directions and face new challenges, experience new things.

Words from Friends: My Personal Opinion on the Hijab

judy Judy is an MA English Literature student at Aberystwyth University. During Ramadan this year, she took the time to explain what wearing the hijab as part of her religion meant to her. I’m very excited to share her opinion as the first of this new series, ‘Words from Friends’, where I aim to publicise different voices about issues that are important to them.

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Handsome Devil; – a pride month review

Happy Pride month to all my fellow LGBTQ+ people 🌈

Each week, I am going to review either a book, TV show, or film that I think is super important for naturalising queers in the media! I’m aiming to have either the writers, or actors, be a part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well.

First up is the Irish drama Handsome Devil, written and directed by John Butler.

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