How I survived my A Level exams (Izzy)

A-levels are a nightmare. We can pretty much all agree on that, and for me it was one of the most difficult times of my life. However, I got through it – and in the end if you put the hard work in it will pay off in the end. In February last year my…

Budgeting as a postgrad student (Dale)

Unfortunately, student loans just do not lend themselves well to the champagne lifestyle. If your taste buds generally prefer the finer things in life, then taking the plunge to return to education as a postgrad student may come with its challenges and financial cutbacks. Thankfully, the recent postgraduate loan scheme has gone some way to…

My student accommodation (Elijah)

For my first year of university, I chose to live in private student halls.  There are loads of private providers of student accommodation in Manchester, as well as lots of accommodation provided by the University.

My plans for the Easter holidays (Toby)

Luckily, for me, my Easter break starts on my best friend’s twenty first birthday so instead of going home to relax, I’m going to go and party with her family. Don’t get me wrong, they are the greatest family I have ever met. The problem is my energy level at its peak is drinking green tea…