Typical day of a final year student (Hannah)

Life as we know it has changed completely in the last few weeks but here is a post I put together before the coronavirus and social distancing measures. I hope it gives some insight for those of you who are starting your final year in September. Time flies incredibly quickly when you’re at uni especially…

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…

My favourite places in Manchester (Hannah)

First-timer in Manchester or a born and raised Mancunian? This thriving city is always changing and the more it grows the more places there are to visit, even for those who have stuck around here for a while (five years in my case). Here are my top six favourite places in Manchester for you to…

5 ways I budget my Student Loan (Michaela)

One of the biggest hurdles I’ve had to face during university life has been learning how to handle my money. You’ll soon come to realise that life is not cheap, and you’ll discover that money will seem to just… vanish. But really, it doesn’t vanish… you’re probably just not being smart with your spending. Fear…

Completing deadlines. How I manage my time (Georgie)

Time management is a key skill needed in life and one that is extremely relevant at University when juggling deadlines. As a University student, you will find yourself having to simultaneously work on multiple assignments, all while handling various other responsibilities such as part time jobs. The most important thing you can do which may…

My experience commuting to university (Toby)

Commuting doesn’t exactly have the best reputation. Especially up North. We’re looking at you Northern rail. They have, however, just been nationalised, so hooray for that! Even though, I’m just a little bit bitter because Northern acquired the service in 2016, when I started university and will now be renationalised one month before I finish…

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…

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 eat in Manchester (Michaela)

Let me enlighten you hungry, hungry students. Are you tired of greasy takeaways? Don’t worry, let me tell you my favourite places to fill my belly. 1. Chimaek If you love fried chicken, this is the place to be. Situated just not far from the Business School, this cosy little restaurant boasts a menu of various…

The best study spots on campus (Hannah)

Finding a good study spot to do your work is key, but it can be a tricky thing to find especially when the library is packed. Here are a few spots that have come in handy for me that I’m sure you’ll find helpful. Students’ Union If working in a coffee shop atmosphere is your…