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…

Being a conscious consumer at university (Georgie)

You might well be thinking, “what does it mean to be a conscious consumer?” Well, to me it means looking at the bigger picture behind what you buy. For example, rather than seeing a leather jacket as a cute addition to your outfit, it’s about considering what animal that fabric has come from. Or not…

Applying for a Masters at Manchester Met (Heather)

Trust me, I know first-hand how stressful it can be to apply for postgraduate study.  I mean, it’s like life is actually starting to get real!  Having gone through the masters application process at Manchester Met and several other universities in the UK, I have some top step-by-step tips for those of you braving the…

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…

What to expect in your final year (Toby)

You have made it through two years of university and you are still somehow chugging along. You do not understand how you have made it. I honestly do not have any idea how I’ve made it this far. I re-sat first year and didn’t submit everything in second year. Yet here I am with just…