My plans for over the summer (Sophie)

That’s right, you’ve (or I have) just completed your first year of university and it’s time to celebrate! Right?… Well for many students the summer months hit your finances the hardest, even with the free time to get a summer job, it is a struggle for most of us. The summer loan is the smallest,…

Keeping in touch with friends at home (Georgie)

Going to university is an exciting time, with a unique opportunity to make many new friends. Whether you go to a university the other side of the country or locally, there will be a whole range of new people to meet. However, while all this excitement is going on, sometimes people struggle to keep in…

Resolutions for my next year at university (Latifa)

Since breaking up for the summer I have been thinking a lot about what I want to achieve during my next year of university. The time at university goes by really quickly, and next thing you know you’re already starting the next year so I have decided to make some resolutions to make the most…

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…

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…

Part time work and studying, managing my time and my money (Toby)

Most importantly, plan time to relax. If you don’t allow yourself some down time you’ll just end up dropping everything. The brilliant thing about planning time to relax is it removes any form of guilt. The voice in your head that says “you need to work” will not have any power anymore. Because this is your time to relax, you need to relax, not work.

Keeping up with university reading (Izzy)

The library is a great place to find books. Obviously.
Pretty much all the books on the reading list are in the library, meaning that while you’re there, you may as well pick one or two up. You can keep them for 2 weeks and that should be enough time for anyone to get round to actually opening it.

What to expect in your first year at uni (Izzy)

Your first year at uni will be full of ups and downs, but trust me when I say that it will be one of the most exciting and influential years of your life. You learn to cook for yourself, find a routine that works for you, and vacuum super noodles off the kitchen floor at…

Meet My Manchester Met family (Toby)

If you think you have just one family, then you haven’t been to university. Coming to University, I didn’t expect to make the friends I have now. Mainly because, not to sound arrogant, but, I already felt like I had enough friends. I already felt like I had my friends for life, so I wasn’t…