My experience attending a Postgraduate Online Open Day (Hannah)

What makes postgraduate open days essential? I always believed that looking at a university’s website would be enough to make my decision, until my family encouraged me to attend an open day to make sure that the uni and course I had in mind was right for me. It’s fair to say that if I…

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…

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!…

Making my firm and insurance choices (Toby)

Congratulations. You have reached a point in your educational career in which you have to make your firm and insurance university choices. I assume you have been accepted into the five you could apply for. It’s okay if not, that will just make this decision easier. There are a multitude of factors to consider when…

Writing my final year dissertation (Georgie)

I am sitting writing this blog having submitted my final year dissertation only a few hours ago, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the mammoth journey that is a dissertation. I won’t lie – completing my dissertation was no mean feat, especially when a global pandemic was thrown into…

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…

My reflections on the coronavirus pandemic (Shaheen)

As a Biomedical Science student, I have always predicted that there will be a situation like this. And maybe that is why my Netflix recommendations are all about zombies, war, and viruses ending human civilisation. Maybe those movies are one of the reasons I decided to study a biomedical science, which has helped me better…