My unconventional journey to university

I came to university at the age of 24 – a good 6 years after most of the other freshers I was surrounded by. But, I had a number of reasons for not having to come to university sooner and I want to share them with you. One of the biggest factors at play was…

What will you choose to do now?

It can be scary to think about venturing into the real world after three years at uni. Getting up in time for a 9am has seemed like such a struggle for so long, but soon you’ll be doing it 5 days a week. But what path do you take? Graduate schemes, entry-level jobs, travel or…

How to have a harmonious flat

It can be stressful moving away from home. You have to shop for yourself, cook for yourself, wash your own clothes and even do your own washing up! Even if these things aren’t completely new to you, it’s likely you leant on your mum and dad to do them occasionally when the going got tough. I…

Top tips for group projects

It’s disappointing enough when you let yourself down completing a bit of coursework. It feels like you’ve been betrayed by your past-self. “Why did I procrastinate and put this off! I knew I’d end up having to do an all-nighter to get it done!”

Life as a mature student

Going to university as a mature student is ever so slightly different. I had concerns before I started that I wouldn’t make any friends or that I’d be known as ‘that weird old guy’. But in spite of these worries, at the grand old age of 24 I came to university and my fears were allayed. More or less…