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…

Surviving in Uncertainty: Stay Positive and Keep Going (Hannah)

This current situation has been very strange for all of us. Suddenly our normal routine has dramatically changed, and we are now slowly coming into a ‘new’ normality that we must get to grips with and  adapt to. I have my ups and downs just like everybody else and some days I feel exhausted. However,…

My expectations for my final year (Amber)

Considering second year didn’t finish exactly the way I expected, my expectations for my final year have definitely changed. I’ve always looked forward to third year because it’s the year I’m going to graduate (we hope) and feel pretty proud that I’ve managed to complete my degree. However, especially given the current situation, I’m far…

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,…

Meet some of our social media coordinators

We know that starting university is kind of a big deal and you probably have a lot of questions that you want to ask. So we are inviting this year’s Manchester Met undergraduate applicants to join our Facebook communities, where you can chat to fellow students starting in September and current students that already know…

My guide to keeping up your mental health (Toby)

Keeping up our mental health is a task the majority of us struggle with at some point in our lives.  I have significantly struggled with it twice in my life, but have come through it. At the moment dealing with our mental health is a bit more difficult since there’s a deadly virus, lockdown, and…

How I manage my self study time (Shaheen)

Staying up late until 3am in the same pyjamas you woke up in and scrolling aimlessly through social media? Sound familiar? From experience, I can tell you that this is quite an unhealthy existence both physically and mentally. That’s why I have a few handy tips to try and avoid this situation. One goal at…

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…