UNIVERSITY DAYS is one of a series of young adult novellas, set in London. Twins, Olivia and Melanie, are now aged eighteen. Studious Olivia and her boyfriend Bevin are studying at Imperial College; rebellious Melanie at the Royal Academy of Music. Each responds differently to a new environment, new friends and new studies. Their home lives also are full of changes. The twins’ father, a previously unsuccessful writer, has three books accepted by a major UK publisher and marries again. The girls' mother also marries for a second time. The many dramatic moments include Melanie’s announcement that she is pregnant and the birth of her daughter, Zoe. The first volume in this series, Instant Messages, was Joint-Winner of the inaugural Proverse Prize. University Days won a prize in the 2010 Proverse Prize competition.