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…

Choosing somewhere to live at University (Amber)

Choosing somewhere to live whilst at Uni can honestly be one of the hardest decisions. There’s so much student accommodation to choose from so it could be a bit overwhelming. However, with so much choice there’s almost definitely somewhere that will fit what you’re looking for. I’ve even put together a selection just to help…

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…

How my second year is going so far (Shaheen)

Let me start by saying how much I regret not planning things out or dedicating time to my studies as I should have. My schedule seems reasonable, with three days of classes and basically half the week off. But at the start of my second year, I went to freshers’ events and parties and I…

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…

My plans for 2020 (Latifa)

There are a few New Year’s resolutions that I always say I am going to do and be successful with, but in 2020, I really want to be realistic with my plans and how I want to achieve them. These are some of my plans for 2020 and I would love to hear yours! This…

How my final year is going so far (Georgie)

So, here I am, a few months into the final year of my undergraduate degree and how is it going? I don’t quite know yet. I started the year by telling myself I would stay completely on top of all my work. It is final year after all and it’s time to get organised. Honestly,…

10 great places to have fun in Manchester (Heather)

Although I’m relatively new to Manchester, it wasn’t hard to find a long, growing list of where to go for a fun day out in the city. Manchester is the absolute best because it has such a variety of things to do. I’ve loved every second since I’ve moved here because there’s always somewhere new…