What am I missing about university/ Manchester? (Latifa)

When lockdown began, I felt relieved about not needing to go back to Manchester and just staying at home. However, I can tell you that after two months back home,  I am missing Manchester like crazy! I never thought I would be saying that, but I have to admit that I miss Manchester and making…

How university life is different from A Levels (Latifa)

You have applied to university, been offered a place and now you are in university. You may be wondering what the difference between university life and A Levels is, and I am here to help you out! The main difference between university life and A levels is that you are very independent. Reading needs to…

Choosing where to live (Latifa)

Starting uni can be very exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. One of the top priorities is deciding whether you will live at home and commute to campus or live in student accommodation. For me, it was an easy decision but if you don’t know which way to go, I am here to help!…

A day in the life of an English Literature student (Latifa)

You have just been offered a place at university and you are excited about starting in September, but you want to know what a typical day in the life of an English Literature student is like. Well, I know all about that! The first thing I do before starting my day is check my emails…

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…

My plans for 2020 (Latifa)

There are a few New Year’s resolutions that I always say I am going to do and be successful with, but in 2020, I really want to be realistic with my plans and how I want to achieve them. These are some of my plans for 2020 and I would love to hear yours! This…

Getting a part-time job in Manchester (Latifa)

Getting a job and balancing your studies isn’t so hard as long as you organise and prioritise your time. However, finding and successfully getting a job can be difficult and very demotivating. I have been in that position and was stressed and worried, especially when you have everything to pay for, it can get on…

My favourite places in Manchester (Latifa)

Manchester is a really big city, but these are my personal faves and if you have not been or tried any of these places, I would definitely recommend. I love the artwork and taking pictures in Manchester Art Gallery; it’s perfect for people who love to learn about art and history and is easy to…

My 5 tips for your first term at university (Latifa)

I know starting university can be a very stressful time especially if you had to go through clearing and find last minute accommodation, here are five tips I wish I had known before starting my course. Don’t buy books if you don’t have to. I’m an English student so there was a lot of reading…