Why Shakespeare is Talking to You about your Degree


As – I hope – every single one of you has probably read at least one Shakespearean text (or al of them!), have you ever wondered if Shakespeare means that little bit more under the surface? And does it apply to you? Well, yes it does! Here’s some of Shakespeare’s famous quotes, and I’m going to translate them for you, in how they are aimed at YOU and your degree. Enjoy 😉

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.”

It is important to have a goal in life, and a dream to work towards whilst doing your degree, and to achieve these goals, you’re going to need enough sleep. Don’t go to Throwback too often, kids.

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

When it comes to handing in your assignment, you want to be that early bird. That minute late could mean the failure of your degree! Be prepared and write down when hand-ins are due right now!

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

You guys are all students at the moment, but if you want a job in the future, you might not know what it is you want to do yet. You study English, so the best thing to do is to participate in as much as possible that you enjoy so that you become the best version of yourself you can be in the future, with the best job prospects.

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

Don’t doubt yourself! You can achieve that 2:1 or First if you put your mind to it! If you think you’re not going to get it, and back out now, then you might lose out on that amazing degree you DO have the potential to achieve by not trying hard enough! So keep at it!

And these are the true words of Holly Shakespeare. I mean… William Shakespeare. He means well, we promise.

Keep working hard!

Holly and Connor x


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