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…

How my first term has gone so far (Heather)

Let’s be real – I didn’t think studying a MSc programme would necessarily be a walk in the park. However challenging at times the first term of my course has been, it’s also been fun, enlightening, and successful. Here’s a lil play-by-play of how I’ve found my first term studying at Manchester Met. Freshers Week: Like almost…

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…

Getting a part-time job in Manchester (Georgie)

Getting a part-time job not only gives you that extra money to cover expenses or treat yourself with but is also great experience to put on your CV. Living in Manchester, there are many opportunities for part-time work. With two large shopping centres and plenty of bars and restaurants all over the city, it is…

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…

Graduating – how uni helped me get my job in more ways than one (Alice)

Over the years, September has always been an important month for me. Whether it was the start of a new school year, starting university, and now it’s even more important as it’s the month I officially started my first graduate role after (finally!) finishing my masters. Whilst I was studying my masters, I decided to…

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…