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…

Choosing somewhere to live at University (Amber)

Choosing somewhere to live whilst at Uni can honestly be one of the hardest decisions. There’s so much student accommodation to choose from so it could be a bit overwhelming. However, with so much choice there’s almost definitely somewhere that will fit what you’re looking for. I’ve even put together a selection just to help…

10 great places to eat in Manchester (Michaela)

Let me enlighten you hungry, hungry students. Are you tired of greasy takeaways? Don’t worry, let me tell you my favourite places to fill my belly. 1. Chimaek If you love fried chicken, this is the place to be. Situated just not far from the Business School, this cosy little restaurant boasts a menu of various…

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…