My first month abroad (Toby)

I’ve actually only been abroad for two weeks so far so let’s rename this My First Two Weeks Abroad. I didn’t want to make it the true title because it’s not as catchy. So, let’s begin. Travelling is a NIGHTMARE! The first half actually went quite smoothly. I had to catch three flights. THREE! The…

My 5 tips for your first term at university (Latifa)

I know starting university can be a very stressful time especially if you had to go through clearing and find last minute accommodation, here are five tips I wish I had known before starting my course. Don’t buy books if you don’t have to. I’m an English student so there was a lot of reading…

Returning home from my year abroad (Hannah)

Welcome back! In this post, I will be highlighting the main challenges of adjusting back to the UK as well as getting all nostalgic about finishing my year abroad in Spain. Summer and last moments in Murcia This summer was incredibly significant for me as I went to Peru for six weeks to visit family…

Living independently. My top tips (Georgie)

Moving out and living independently is an exciting but scary venture. I’ve had a think about some things for you to consider before the move to hopefully help you out, so here are my top tips for living on your own. Make it feel like home Moving to a new place is the perfect excuse…

What not to pack for university (Izzy)

Packing for university is hard. I had no idea what I would and wouldn’t need when I moved out, and although I’d read so many articles about what to take, I was still clueless. I didn’t bring too many unnecessary things to uni but a lot of my friends did, so here’s my list of…

My favourite things about the first week of term (Georgie)

New room My favourite thing about the first week of term, which applies to not only first year but every first term, is the new room. I love the whole unpacking process and finding everything a place in my room – not that it ever stays that way for long. Make sure you bring a…

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…

Applying for a Masters Course (Alice)

Graduating this year and haven’t got a clue what to do once you’ve finished? Maybe you went straight into work after graduating and are now realising you want to go down a different career path? So you’ve come to the decision that a masters is the next step for you. But where to even begin?!…