In September 2003 I started my degree at the University of Edinburgh (BSc Hons Microbiology and Infection). It’s also the same month that The Darkness re-released I Believe in a Thing Called Love, from their first album, Permission to Land. The song became the soundtrack not only to Fresher’s week, but also to most of the year. It became inescapable, wherever we went out we were guaranteed to hear that unmistakable Justin Hawkins falsetto. I haven’t heard the song for a long time, but it instantly reminded me of nights out in the union and all the fun of living in halls of residence.