Returning home from my year abroad (Hannah)

Welcome back! In this post, I will be highlighting the main challenges of adjusting back to the UK as well as getting all nostalgic about finishing my year abroad in Spain. Summer and last moments in Murcia This summer was incredibly significant for me as I went to Peru for six weeks to visit family…

Living independently. My top tips (Georgie)

Moving out and living independently is an exciting but scary venture. I’ve had a think about some things for you to consider before the move to hopefully help you out, so here are my top tips for living on your own. Make it feel like home Moving to a new place is the perfect excuse…

What not to pack for university (Izzy)

Packing for university is hard. I had no idea what I would and wouldn’t need when I moved out, and although I’d read so many articles about what to take, I was still clueless. I didn’t bring too many unnecessary things to uni but a lot of my friends did, so here’s my list of…

My favourite things about the first week of term (Georgie)

New room My favourite thing about the first week of term, which applies to not only first year but every first term, is the new room. I love the whole unpacking process and finding everything a place in my room – not that it ever stays that way for long. Make sure you bring a…

Packing for my year abroad (Toby)

I’m going to start this blog by saying I have NO IDEA what is going on. I am lost, scared and confused. Honestly, if you have come to this blog looking for advice, help or guidance then RUN. This blog is not here to help but rather a physical version of what my mind is…

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…