Preparing for my year studying abroad (Toby)

Ya boi is on his way to Northern Arizona University at the end of August! (naw look how pretty) And I am absolutely TERRIFIED. However, I want to do it, I know I want to do it, so I’m basically forcing myself to catch the flight and then there’s no turning back. But getting to…

Surviving your part-time job (Toby)

I can’t believe we’ve made it here! You survived writing your CV and the excruciating job interview and got yourself a job. You want to know what talent is? You. That’s who. Now, a new job is terrifying. You’re having to meet lots of new people all at once (for me, meeting just one new…

Reflections on my first year (Sophie)

To be completely honest before university I was in a rut, my boyfriend dumped me, I’d fallen out of love with acting and I worked over forty hours a week at a mind-numbing job. Sound familiar? I was desperate for the fresh start and creative focus that university gave me. Coming from a small town…

My Manchester bucket list, what I have and haven’t done yet. (Izzy)

Living in Manchester is amazing, it unlocks so many new experiences for students who choose to study here. I am from Herefordshire, which is a really rural area where – if I’m honest – nothing much happens. Don’t get me wrong, I love my rural background just as much as I love living in Manchester…

What my English Foundation Year was really like

I know its a bit nerve wracking when starting university and you have a million questions running through your head if you’re going to be in studying a foundation year I GOT YOU! Just a small disclaimer, these are the units that I studied on my course, I can’t guarantee that the course won’t have…

Managing your finances over the summer (Alice)

So, you’re finally saying goodbye to dreaded exams and last-minute deadlines for a few months and you’re looking forward to the millions of summer festival and holiday plans you made with your friends… The only problem is – how are you going to afford it all? The sweet, smug feeling of being unemployed over summer…

How I’m going to use my degree to achieve my career plans (Izzy)

Since the EU Referendum in 2016, I’ve had my head in every political and financial article I can find. To say I’ve enjoyed reading about the uncertainty since would be the wrong word…but it has intrigued me. Part of what has kept my interest after almost 3 years is the writing by financial and political…

Reflections on my second year (Georgie)

A lot of students experience what is referred to as ‘second year slump’ coming back to University in September. This is a result of losing momentum after a long summer and realising that you can no longer have the ‘this year doesn’t count anyway’ attitude that everyone is guilty of in their first year. But…

My top 5 tips for applying for a postgraduate loan (Alice)

So, you’ve decided the course you want to take which is one of the most important factors when choosing to do a Masters, however one aspect that is always overlooked is applying for a student loan. A postgraduate loan differs to an undergraduate loan. One difference is that as an undergraduate, your loan could pay…