Packing for my year abroad (Toby)

I’m going to start this blog by saying I have NO IDEA what is going on. I am lost, scared and confused. Honestly, if you have come to this blog looking for advice, help or guidance then RUN. This blog is not here to help but rather a physical version of what my mind is…

My plans for over the summer (Sophie)

That’s right, you’ve (or I have) just completed your first year of university and it’s time to celebrate! Right?… Well for many students the summer months hit your finances the hardest, even with the free time to get a summer job, it is a struggle for most of us. The summer loan is the smallest,…

Keeping in touch with friends at home (Georgie)

Going to university is an exciting time, with a unique opportunity to make many new friends. Whether you go to a university the other side of the country or locally, there will be a whole range of new people to meet. However, while all this excitement is going on, sometimes people struggle to keep in…

Resolutions for my next year at university (Latifa)

Since breaking up for the summer I have been thinking a lot about what I want to achieve during my next year of university. The time at university goes by really quickly, and next thing you know you’re already starting the next year so I have decided to make some resolutions to make the most…

Preparing for my year studying abroad (Toby)

Ya boi is on his way to Northern Arizona University at the end of August! (naw look how pretty) And I am absolutely TERRIFIED. However, I want to do it, I know I want to do it, so I’m basically forcing myself to catch the flight and then there’s no turning back. But getting to…

Surviving your part-time job (Toby)

I can’t believe we’ve made it here! You survived writing your CV and the excruciating job interview and got yourself a job. You want to know what talent is? You. That’s who. Now, a new job is terrifying. You’re having to meet lots of new people all at once (for me, meeting just one new…

Reflections on my first year (Sophie)

To be completely honest before university I was in a rut, my boyfriend dumped me, I’d fallen out of love with acting and I worked over forty hours a week at a mind-numbing job. Sound familiar? I was desperate for the fresh start and creative focus that university gave me. Coming from a small town…

My Manchester bucket list, what I have and haven’t done yet. (Izzy)

Living in Manchester is amazing, it unlocks so many new experiences for students who choose to study here. I am from Herefordshire, which is a really rural area where – if I’m honest – nothing much happens. Don’t get me wrong, I love my rural background just as much as I love living in Manchester…