Making my final university choice (Shaheen)

Would you believe me that I simply googled ‘Cheapest University in the UK’? If you are a home student there is no difference in tuition fees, but for an overseas student like me it’s a major factor. £15,000 vs £22,000? I picked £15,000 in a heartbeat. I asked these questions to myself before choosing a…

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…

What I am doing to make myself more employable (Amber)

For many people at university the only things on their mind are meeting deadlines and getting the grades. And that’s how it should be! It’s important to focus on uni work and make the most of the experience, but as the years progress you might find yourself thinking about what’s going to happen after university….

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…

Spotlight on my English and Multimedia Journalism degree (Amber)

Choosing what you want do at university isn’t always easy, and it definitely wasn’t for me. I had been starting to consider a job in journalism towards the end of high school but I’ve had a love for English since before I can remember, which put me in a bit of a dilemma. There are…

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…

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…