My open day experience (Hannah)

Hello! In this post, I will be sharing some moments from my open day experience. It has suddenly occurred to me that I have been a student for nearly five ENTIRE years (how did that happen?) and I have been getting all nostalgic thinking about the first moments when I began my uni journey ❤️…

What to see in Manchester after an open day (Georgie)

Although the primary reason to go to a university open day is to see the campus and hear all about the course you’re interested, it is also so important to get a feel for the surrounding area. Manchester Metropolitan University is quite obviously based in Manchester, but where exactly? The campus is right in the…

My first month abroad (Toby)

I’ve actually only been abroad for two weeks so far so let’s rename this My First Two Weeks Abroad. I didn’t want to make it the true title because it’s not as catchy. So, let’s begin. Travelling is a NIGHTMARE! The first half actually went quite smoothly. I had to catch three flights. THREE! The…

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…

Living independently. My top tips (Georgie)

Moving out and living independently is an exciting but scary venture. I’ve had a think about some things for you to consider before the move to hopefully help you out, so here are my top tips for living on your own. Make it feel like home Moving to a new place is the perfect excuse…

My favourite things about the first week of term (Georgie)

New room My favourite thing about the first week of term, which applies to not only first year but every first term, is the new room. I love the whole unpacking process and finding everything a place in my room – not that it ever stays that way for long. Make sure you bring a…

Packing for my year abroad (Toby)

I’m going to start this blog by saying I have NO IDEA what is going on. I am lost, scared and confused. Honestly, if you have come to this blog looking for advice, help or guidance then RUN. This blog is not here to help but rather a physical version of what my mind is…

My plans for over the summer (Sophie)

That’s right, you’ve (or I have) just completed your first year of university and it’s time to celebrate! Right?… Well for many students the summer months hit your finances the hardest, even with the free time to get a summer job, it is a struggle for most of us. The summer loan is the smallest,…