Spotlight on Filmmaking (Michaela)

Earlier this year, I flew out to Rotterdam with my course mates to attend the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The trip was an amazing opportunity to get those creative juices flowing, soaking in all the art and getting that much needed kick of inspiration. As a herd of young adolescents, I suppose it was obvious…

Making my final university choice (Shaheen)

Would you believe me that I simply googled ‘Cheapest University in the UK’? If you are a home student there is no difference in tuition fees, but for an overseas student like me it’s a major factor. £15,000 vs £22,000? I picked £15,000 in a heartbeat. I asked these questions to myself before choosing a…

Typical day of a final year student (Hannah)

Life as we know it has changed completely in the last few weeks but here is a post I put together before the coronavirus and social distancing measures. I hope it gives some insight for those of you who are starting your final year in September. Time flies incredibly quickly when you’re at uni especially…

What I am doing to make myself more employable (Amber)

For many people at university the only things on their mind are meeting deadlines and getting the grades. And that’s how it should be! It’s important to focus on uni work and make the most of the experience, but as the years progress you might find yourself thinking about what’s going to happen after university….

A day in the life of an English Literature student (Latifa)

You have just been offered a place at university and you are excited about starting in September, but you want to know what a typical day in the life of an English Literature student is like. Well, I know all about that! The first thing I do before starting my day is check my emails…

Coping with deadline stress (Georgie)

Deadlines are stressful, there is no denying it. So much work and research goes into them and more often than not, not enough time to give it your all.  Pressure to get everything done, and to a high standard, all while coping with all the other elements of life can take its toll. Firstly, don’t…

My favourite places in Manchester (Hannah)

First-timer in Manchester or a born and raised Mancunian? This thriving city is always changing and the more it grows the more places there are to visit, even for those who have stuck around here for a while (five years in my case). Here are my top six favourite places in Manchester for you to…

5 ways I budget my Student Loan (Michaela)

One of the biggest hurdles I’ve had to face during university life has been learning how to handle my money. You’ll soon come to realise that life is not cheap, and you’ll discover that money will seem to just… vanish. But really, it doesn’t vanish… you’re probably just not being smart with your spending. Fear…

Completing deadlines. How I manage my time (Georgie)

Time management is a key skill needed in life and one that is extremely relevant at University when juggling deadlines. As a University student, you will find yourself having to simultaneously work on multiple assignments, all while handling various other responsibilities such as part time jobs. The most important thing you can do which may…

Spotlight on my English and Multimedia Journalism degree (Amber)

Choosing what you want do at university isn’t always easy, and it definitely wasn’t for me. I had been starting to consider a job in journalism towards the end of high school but I’ve had a love for English since before I can remember, which put me in a bit of a dilemma. There are…