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…

Meet some of our social media coordinators

We know that starting university is kind of a big deal and you probably have a lot of questions that you want to ask. So we are inviting this year’s Manchester Met undergraduate applicants to join our Facebook communities, where you can chat to fellow students starting in September and current students that already know…

My guide to keeping up your mental health (Toby)

Keeping up our mental health is a task the majority of us struggle with at some point in our lives.  I have significantly struggled with it twice in my life, but have come through it. At the moment dealing with our mental health is a bit more difficult since there’s a deadly virus, lockdown, and…

How I manage my self study time (Shaheen)

Staying up late until 3am in the same pyjamas you woke up in and scrolling aimlessly through social media? Sound familiar? From experience, I can tell you that this is quite an unhealthy existence both physically and mentally. That’s why I have a few handy tips to try and avoid this situation. One goal at…

How university life is different from A Levels (Latifa)

You have applied to university, been offered a place and now you are in university. You may be wondering what the difference between university life and A Levels is, and I am here to help you out! The main difference between university life and A levels is that you are very independent. Reading needs to…