Making my firm and insurance choices (Toby)

Congratulations. You have reached a point in your educational career in which you have to make your firm and insurance university choices. I assume you have been accepted into the five you could apply for. It’s okay if not, that will just make this decision easier. There are a multitude of factors to consider when…

Making decisions about postgraduate study (Heather)

Having poured over where and what to study for my masters for years (I literally mean years), I know first-hand that deciding on your postgraduate course can be more than stressful.  Postgraduate study is designed for you to delve deeper into your preferred field, often requiring a much more specific, profound understanding of your topic…

Making my final university choice (Shaheen)

Would you believe me that I simply googled ‘Cheapest University in the UK’? If you are a home student there is no difference in tuition fees, but for an overseas student like me it’s a major factor. £15,000 vs £22,000? I picked £15,000 in a heartbeat. I asked these questions to myself before choosing a…

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 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 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…

Deciding between subjects. How I chose my degree (Latifa)

Choosing a subject to study at university might be easy for some, but for others like me I did not know which subject to do until I looked at these determining factors. Let’s take a look…. So, in my particular situation after my 2 years of college I went on and took a gap year,…