Lockdown life as a student (Michaela)

Things are very strange at the moment. Suddenly, we’ve all been instructed to not leave our homes and time feels like it’s at a standstill. This new normal has taken some time to sink in (and it still doesn’t QUITE feel real) but everyone is starting to settle in to this new socially-distanced society. Ladies…

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!…

Making my firm and insurance choices (Toby)

Congratulations. You have reached a point in your educational career in which you have to make your firm and insurance university choices. I assume you have been accepted into the five you could apply for. It’s okay if not, that will just make this decision easier. There are a multitude of factors to consider when…

Writing my final year dissertation (Georgie)

I am sitting writing this blog having submitted my final year dissertation only a few hours ago, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the mammoth journey that is a dissertation. I won’t lie – completing my dissertation was no mean feat, especially when a global pandemic was thrown into…

Creative courses – A brief guide to staying on track (Sophie)

The doubled-edged sword of studying and creating art. Free rein to dedicate at least three years of study time to the pursuit of your chosen form. Bliss… and complete horror. The opportunity to meet like-minded people and meet lecturers with years of professional creative experience is infinitely valuable and helpful. Receiving feedback from peers can…

My reflections on the coronavirus pandemic (Shaheen)

As a Biomedical Science student, I have always predicted that there will be a situation like this. And maybe that is why my Netflix recommendations are all about zombies, war, and viruses ending human civilisation. Maybe those movies are one of the reasons I decided to study a biomedical science, which has helped me better…

What to expect in your final year (Toby)

You have made it through two years of university and you are still somehow chugging along. You do not understand how you have made it. I honestly do not have any idea how I’ve made it this far. I re-sat first year and didn’t submit everything in second year. Yet here I am with just…

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…

Spotlight on Filmmaking (Michaela)

Earlier this year, I flew out to Rotterdam with my course mates to attend the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The trip was an amazing opportunity to get those creative juices flowing, soaking in all the art and getting that much needed kick of inspiration. As a herd of young adolescents, I suppose it was obvious…

Making my final university choice (Shaheen)

Would you believe me that I simply googled ‘Cheapest University in the UK’? If you are a home student there is no difference in tuition fees, but for an overseas student like me it’s a major factor. £15,000 vs £22,000? I picked £15,000 in a heartbeat. I asked these questions to myself before choosing a…