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…

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…

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…

My favourite things about the first week of term (Georgie)

New room My favourite thing about the first week of term, which applies to not only first year but every first term, is the new room. I love the whole unpacking process and finding everything a place in my room – not that it ever stays that way for long. Make sure you bring a…

Keeping in touch with friends at home (Georgie)

Going to university is an exciting time, with a unique opportunity to make many new friends. Whether you go to a university the other side of the country or locally, there will be a whole range of new people to meet. However, while all this excitement is going on, sometimes people struggle to keep in…

Reflections on my second year (Georgie)

A lot of students experience what is referred to as ‘second year slump’ coming back to University in September. This is a result of losing momentum after a long summer and realising that you can no longer have the ‘this year doesn’t count anyway’ attitude that everyone is guilty of in their first year. But…

My assessment centre experience (Georgie)

When applying for work placements and graduate jobs it is quite common to be invited to an assessment day with the company you have applied to. This is so that employers can get a better idea of whether you are the candidate for them. To prepare us for this experience the Manchester Fashion Institute recreates…

Things I am doing to make myself more employable (Georgie)

As part of my course Fashion Promotion (BA Hons), and the same with many courses available at Manchester Metropolitan University, you can choose to do a placement year. For those who don’t know, this means that rather than going straight from 2nd year to final year of study, you spend the year working in a…

Choosing somewhere to live at university (Georgie)

Starting at Manchester Metropolitan University in September? Have no clue where to start when it comes to choosing which student accommodation you want to live in? Then here is my run-down of a selection of Halls available that I know about personally or have had friends live in. Hopefully this can give you a bit more of an inside perspective of what it is really like to live in these places.