Top tips for studying at home (Heather)

Given distance learning has become the norm for the foreseeable future, studying at home is a very important aspect of university life during the COVID-19 pandemic. While studying from home certainly is not ideal for many of us, keeping on track during lockdown or even future stretches of social distancing, is still very possible. So,…

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…

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…

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…