Meet some of our social media coordinators

We know that starting university is kind of a big deal and you probably have a lot of questions that you want to ask. So we are inviting this year’s Manchester Met undergraduate applicants to join our Facebook communities, where you can chat to fellow students starting in September and current students that already know…

How I manage my self study time (Shaheen)

Staying up late until 3am in the same pyjamas you woke up in and scrolling aimlessly through social media? Sound familiar? From experience, I can tell you that this is quite an unhealthy existence both physically and mentally. That’s why I have a few handy tips to try and avoid this situation. One goal at…

Being a conscious consumer at university (Georgie)

You might well be thinking, “what does it mean to be a conscious consumer?” Well, to me it means looking at the bigger picture behind what you buy. For example, rather than seeing a leather jacket as a cute addition to your outfit, it’s about considering what animal that fabric has come from. Or not…

Applying for a Masters at Manchester Met (Heather)

Trust me, I know first-hand how stressful it can be to apply for postgraduate study.  I mean, it’s like life is actually starting to get real!  Having gone through the masters application process at Manchester Met and several other universities in the UK, I have some top step-by-step tips for those of you braving the…

Lockdown life as a student (Michaela)

Things are very strange at the moment. Suddenly, we’ve all been instructed to not leave our homes and time feels like it’s at a standstill. This new normal has taken some time to sink in (and it still doesn’t QUITE feel real) but everyone is starting to settle in to this new socially-distanced society. Ladies…

My favourite places in Manchester (Hannah)

First-timer in Manchester or a born and raised Mancunian? This thriving city is always changing and the more it grows the more places there are to visit, even for those who have stuck around here for a while (five years in my case). Here are my top six favourite places in Manchester for you to…

Where to go for lunch close to campus (Latifa)

Do you want to go somewhere to eat other than the campus canteens or the Union? Don’t worry, I got you. Here are my best halal lunch spots that are close to campus and not too expensive. Nando’s Everyone loves Nando’s, and this one specifically is Halal. It is on Oxford road and it can…

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…