What not to pack for university (Izzy)

Packing for university is hard. I had no idea what I would and wouldn’t need when I moved out, and although I’d read so many articles about what to take, I was still clueless. I didn’t bring too many unnecessary things to uni but a lot of my friends did, so here’s my list of…

My Manchester bucket list, what I have and haven’t done yet. (Izzy)

Living in Manchester is amazing, it unlocks so many new experiences for students who choose to study here. I am from Herefordshire, which is a really rural area where – if I’m honest – nothing much happens. Don’t get me wrong, I love my rural background just as much as I love living in Manchester…

How I’m going to use my degree to achieve my career plans (Izzy)

Since the EU Referendum in 2016, I’ve had my head in every political and financial article I can find. To say I’ve enjoyed reading about the uncertainty since would be the wrong word…but it has intrigued me. Part of what has kept my interest after almost 3 years is the writing by financial and political…

Getting a summer job (Izzy)

Once exams are over it’s such a huge relief, although I ended up feeling like I had nothing to do. Going from studying all day to literally nothing was a big jump. So I needed a job. I thought that being in one of the largest cities in the UK, it would be easy to…

Choosing where to live at uni (Izzy)

Once you’ve decided which uni you want to go to, you need to decide where you actually want to live. MMU has a huge range of accommodation, some on the campus itself, and some a little further out. I chose to live in Liberty Central, which are halls just across the road from the Students’…

A day in the life of a BA (Hons) Economics/Politics student (Izzy)

As Economics and Politics is a combined honours course, I’ve found that our days and weeks are structured slightly differently to many of my friends who do single honours courses. On Mondays and Tuesdays, my lectures are in the afternoon, meaning I can pretty much have a lie in every day of the week, which…

Keeping up with university reading (Izzy)

The library is a great place to find books. Obviously.
Pretty much all the books on the reading list are in the library, meaning that while you’re there, you may as well pick one or two up. You can keep them for 2 weeks and that should be enough time for anyone to get round to actually opening it.