Competing deadlines: how I manage my time (Heather)

Arguably one of the hardest parts about university is learning how to manage what seems to be a million things at once. Between juggling the rigor of a masters, a couple part-time jobs, and (ideally) a social life, I almost feel like I have to time to breathe and smell the roses myself! However, having…

10 great places to have fun in Manchester (Heather)

Although I’m relatively new to Manchester, it wasn’t hard to find a long, growing list of where to go for a fun day out in the city. Manchester is the absolute best because it has such a variety of things to do. I’ve loved every second since I’ve moved here because there’s always somewhere new…

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…

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…

Managing your finances over the summer (Alice)

So, you’re finally saying goodbye to dreaded exams and last-minute deadlines for a few months and you’re looking forward to the millions of summer festival and holiday plans you made with your friends… The only problem is – how are you going to afford it all? The sweet, smug feeling of being unemployed over summer…

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…

Applying for a Masters Course (Alice)

Graduating this year and haven’t got a clue what to do once you’ve finished? Maybe you went straight into work after graduating and are now realising you want to go down a different career path? So you’ve come to the decision that a masters is the next step for you. But where to even begin?!…

My tips on writing a good CV (Alice)

We’ve all been there; the dreaded job search trying to find something that we’re at least a tiny bit remotely interested in. And then, you finally come across a job description and you think: I could do that! But the one big barrier that’s standing in the way between you and that job is the crippling thought of writing a CV.