What my English Foundation Year was really like

I know its a bit nerve wracking when starting university and you have a million questions running through your head if you’re going to be in studying a foundation year I GOT YOU! Just a small disclaimer, these are the units that I studied on my course, I can’t guarantee that the course won’t have…

Managing your finances over the summer (Alice)

So, you’re finally saying goodbye to dreaded exams and last-minute deadlines for a few months and you’re looking forward to the millions of summer festival and holiday plans you made with your friends… The only problem is – how are you going to afford it all? The sweet, smug feeling of being unemployed over summer…

How I’m going to use my degree to achieve my career plans (Izzy)

Since the EU Referendum in 2016, I’ve had my head in every political and financial article I can find. To say I’ve enjoyed reading about the uncertainty since would be the wrong word…but it has intrigued me. Part of what has kept my interest after almost 3 years is the writing by financial and political…

Reflections on my second year (Georgie)

A lot of students experience what is referred to as ‘second year slump’ coming back to University in September. This is a result of losing momentum after a long summer and realising that you can no longer have the ‘this year doesn’t count anyway’ attitude that everyone is guilty of in their first year. But…

My top 5 tips for applying for a postgraduate loan (Alice)

So, you’ve decided the course you want to take which is one of the most important factors when choosing to do a Masters, however one aspect that is always overlooked is applying for a student loan. A postgraduate loan differs to an undergraduate loan. One difference is that as an undergraduate, your loan could pay…

Saving money over the summer (Toby)

Saving money over summer is vital as a student because eventually September comes swinging round again with your landlord wanting a big fat slice of your student finance and leaving you with nothing. So, if you want to eat this autumn or eat better this autumn, I am here to help. Hopefully, your parents are…

Meet some of our social media coordinators

We know that starting university can seem a bit scary and you probably have a lot of questions that you want to ask. To help you settle in, we’d like to invite Manchester Met undergraduate applicants that are starting university this September to join our Facebook communities. Here you can chat to fellow students starting…

Getting a summer job (Izzy)

Once exams are over it’s such a huge relief, although I ended up feeling like I had nothing to do. Going from studying all day to literally nothing was a big jump. So I needed a job. I thought that being in one of the largest cities in the UK, it would be easy to…

My assessment centre experience (Georgie)

When applying for work placements and graduate jobs it is quite common to be invited to an assessment day with the company you have applied to. This is so that employers can get a better idea of whether you are the candidate for them. To prepare us for this experience the Manchester Fashion Institute recreates…