Keeping up your mental health during the holiday season (Toby)

The holidays can take a toll on your mental health, especially as a student. The expectation of gifts when you have exactly -£1498.78 in your bank account. The increase in loneliness the holidays bring, especially when you’re away from your family. It’s like being little Rudolph. All of these feelings are then pushed away because…

Manchester Christmas Markets (Michaela)

Ladies and gentlemen, the most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us! Grab your thicc coats and wrap up because Manchester’s Christmas Markets are BACK. I will show you what we bought! Now, you might be wondering exactly why you would voluntarily spend a prolonged amount of time in the bitter cold. Believe…

How to shop for Christmas on a budget in Manchester (Amber)

So it’s officially December and Christmas is on its way. As a student we know budgeting is the way to go for any form of shopping but at this time of year it’s basically a necessity. Maybe your friends and family deserve something special this year, or maybe you’re doing a Secret Santa with your…

Completing my UCAS application. My top tips (Izzy)

Around this time of year, many students will be completing their UCAS applications and apprehensively waiting to hear back from universities across the UK. The UCAS application process appears to be a lengthy and quite complicated exercise, but with a few simple tricks, your UCAS application doesn’t have to be. My first tip would be…

My favourite places in Manchester (Latifa)

Manchester is a really big city, but these are my personal faves and if you have not been or tried any of these places, I would definitely recommend. I love the artwork and taking pictures in Manchester Art Gallery; it’s perfect for people who love to learn about art and history and is easy to…

My open day experience (Hannah)

Hello! In this post, I will be sharing some moments from my open day experience. It has suddenly occurred to me that I have been a student for nearly five ENTIRE years (how did that happen?) and I have been getting all nostalgic thinking about the first moments when I began my uni journey ❤️…

What to see in Manchester after an open day (Georgie)

Although the primary reason to go to a university open day is to see the campus and hear all about the course you’re interested, it is also so important to get a feel for the surrounding area. Manchester Metropolitan University is quite obviously based in Manchester, but where exactly? The campus is right in the…

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…