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Life without a phone



It’s hard to walk down the high-street, sit on a bus or go to a bar without spotting someone with their phone glued to their hand. The familiar glow from the screen shadowing their faces and the occasional smirk at a text. Lets face it, phones have become our BFF’s. They have wormed their way into our hearts and have settled into our coat pockets as part of our everyday lives. A smartphone gives you access to quite literally anything you could possibly want at the tip of your fingers.

The loss of a phone

The loss of a phone is pretty heartbreaking. Waking up after a night out and doing the usual clutch bag check to discover the absence of your phone is probably the most effective and quickest way to sober up. The best way however? Nope, most definitely not. Spending the morning trying to ring the club you was at the night before to see if your beloved phone is there, isn’t fun. Spending the morning constantly refreshing the Find My IPhone app, isn’t fun. But a wake up call? Definitely. I can assure you ever since that night I have been very careful about what, and how much I drink.

The death of a phone

After experiencing the loss of my phone myself I could sympathise with Daragh this morning when she announced her phone had decided to just turn itself off… completely… forever.

Utter devastation summed up in that one tweet. Daragh Mather told me

“I feel lost and stranded. I feel cut off from the outside world.”

You might view this as a bit dramatic, but I challenge you to go a day without your phone. I bet you wont even want to attempt it because they are so woven into our daily routines now.  The quick scroll through social media like it’s the morning newspaper as soon as you wake up. Sound familiar? If you do go phoneless for a day though let me know in the comments. It would be interesting to see if it made you feel out the loop too.





My MMU – Campus Style!


Since I started at MMU in September I’ve noticed the vast array of individual styles and trends sported by students on the campus. Many of times I’ve found myself  thinking  ‘Omg I love her outfit!’ when I’ve crossed paths with someone in the Atrium Cafe or in the corridor. As well as having serious shoe envy on multiple occasions and having to stop myself from asking them where are they from and why don’t I have them on my feet? (can you tell shoes are my weakness.) I feel as though fashion is one way of expressing who you are as a person, which can be hard to do when starting the daunting journey into the unknown of uni life. You begin to question every possibility you could possibly question. So, when given the task to write a blog on ‘My MMU’ I thought it was the perfect way to showcase a small pick of campus style I’ve particularly took a liking to today!

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Style ProfileLatoya Mesquitta
Criminology and Sociology student at MMU

I love Latoya’s laid back approach to her outfit today! Which is reflected in the way she summed up her overall look ‘casual!’
Her cool,vintage bomber jacket (which previously belonged to her dad) adds an edge to this minimalistic outfit and totally scores points in the varsity/back to school look!

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Style ProfileLisa Murgatroyd
Fashion student at MMU

Lisa’s amazing statement coat caught my eye immediately! Not only does the floor skimming length fit right in with the bang on trend of duster coats, that have made an appearance for AW. But the sand tone of the coat goes hand in hand with the camel colour palette of the season. After chatting with Lisa I was surprised to find the coat was a bargain buy of just £10 from a charity shop! (jealous!) Her school girl, vintage look shoes complement this outfit perfectly. But it is obvious the coat does all the talking!

P.S – Anyone else dying to go charity shopping with Lisa or just me?

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Style ProfileAlicia Hattersley & Laura Jones
Both Multimedia Journalism students at MMU

I loved both Alicia’s and Laura’s overall looks today! I feel like they’ve struck the perfect balance between Autumn and Winter in their outfits – in this awkward ‘in between seasons’ period we are in. Both girls have mixed up cute, girly lace and frills, then adding a winter necessity on top, a stylish coat/jacket. Not only was this a no brainer due to Manchester having particularly dreadful weather today it also adds a variety of textures to their outfits.