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…

Being a conscious consumer at university (Georgie)

You might well be thinking, “what does it mean to be a conscious consumer?” Well, to me it means looking at the bigger picture behind what you buy. For example, rather than seeing a leather jacket as a cute addition to your outfit, it’s about considering what animal that fabric has come from. Or not…

Student support at Manchester Met (Amber)

During these difficult times you may find yourself needing extra support from the University, whether it’s with your work or something personal you’re going through. Manchester Met has a variety of different services to support students throughout their time here. If there’s anything you need help with right now, then this post might be just…

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!…

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…