What am I missing about university/ Manchester? (Latifa)

When lockdown began, I felt relieved about not needing to go back to Manchester and just staying at home. However, I can tell you that after two months back home,  I am missing Manchester like crazy! I never thought I would be saying that, but I have to admit that I miss Manchester and making…

Surviving in Uncertainty: Stay Positive and Keep Going (Hannah)

This current situation has been very strange for all of us. Suddenly our normal routine has dramatically changed, and we are now slowly coming into a ‘new’ normality that we must get to grips with and  adapt to. I have my ups and downs just like everybody else and some days I feel exhausted. However,…

My expectations for my final year (Amber)

Considering second year didn’t finish exactly the way I expected, my expectations for my final year have definitely changed. I’ve always looked forward to third year because it’s the year I’m going to graduate (we hope) and feel pretty proud that I’ve managed to complete my degree. However, especially given the current situation, I’m far…

My A Level results day experience (Michaela)

Not to be dramatic or anything, but I seriously felt like it would be the end of the world if I didn’t get the A Level results that I wanted. I genuinely believed that my life plan would just be ruined if I didn’t get the highest marks. But here’s the thing: that pressure is…

My experience of university-led internships (Sophie)

For the past month I have taken part in a university-led research internship as part of the Third Term Programme. I was really pleased that Manchester Met adapted these opportunities so they could be completed online, amidst the pandemic. It’s something really worth looking into that Manchester Met does very well. There are loads of…

Top tips for studying at home (Heather)

Given distance learning has become the norm for the foreseeable future, studying at home is a very important aspect of university life during the COVID-19 pandemic. While studying from home certainly is not ideal for many of us, keeping on track during lockdown or even future stretches of social distancing, is still very possible. So,…

My experience attending a Postgraduate Online Open Day (Hannah)

What makes postgraduate open days essential? I always believed that looking at a university’s website would be enough to make my decision, until my family encouraged me to attend an open day to make sure that the uni and course I had in mind was right for me. It’s fair to say that if I…

Thinking about the future (Heather)

It goes without saying that thinking about the future is definitively fundamental, however unsettling the unknown may be. Considering all future options while seizing optimal opportunities as they are presented can greatly increase future success and life satisfaction.  In fact, research suggests that future prospection can lead to greater career success in positions more closely…