Reflections on my second year (Amber)

So I’ve finished second year and I officially have one more to go before my education is finished! It’s crazy to think this time next year I’ll be saying goodbye to Manchester Met and I’m definitely going to miss it.                But now it’s time to reflect on the year just gone and how I felt…

My expectations for my final year (Amber)

Considering second year didn’t finish exactly the way I expected, my expectations for my final year have definitely changed. I’ve always looked forward to third year because it’s the year I’m going to graduate (we hope) and feel pretty proud that I’ve managed to complete my degree. However, especially given the current situation, I’m far…

My A Level results day experience (Michaela)

Not to be dramatic or anything, but I seriously felt like it would be the end of the world if I didn’t get the A Level results that I wanted. I genuinely believed that my life plan would just be ruined if I didn’t get the highest marks. But here’s the thing: that pressure is…

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…