Should I get a part-time job

Many students question whether they should look for a part-time job while they’re studying. While the possibility of having extra money seems like a no-brainer, there are other things to consider when choosing to work while at university or not. Here are a few things to get you thinking whether working is for you! Flexibility…

Starting a new course (again)

After going through the huge decision of changing courses at university and moving straight into the next year of a new course, I can tell you, it will trigger some nerves. It’s like going through the first year all over again and we all remember how nervous we were then… But, this time you’re not…

Switching courses

If you’ve made the decision that you really don’t enjoy your course and are considering switching – don’t panic. While most people do enjoy what they study, there’s still a good portion of us who change our minds and decide to switch. You’re entitled to your higher education and therefore, you’re completely entitled to change…

Deciding your course isn’t right for you

Starting university opens a new chapter of your life that you hope will be filled with excitement and new opportunities. After the long process of writing personal statements and choosing both your course and university, the fun should start when you finally move into halls, experience freshers’ week and embark on your chosen degree. It’s…

Battling Fresher’s Flu

The start of a new term will bring inevitable warnings about keeping good health and trying to persevere through a classic case of ‘Freshers Flu’. Cautions about alcohol consumption and stocking up on vitamin C will come thick and fast for new students especially, so here are a few tips to prevent and cope with…

Budgeting

There are lots of scary and exciting parts of coming to university, and the feelings of freedom and independence incorporate both emotions. A significant part this independence includes taking care of your own finances, and speaking from experience, most eighteen-year-olds haven’t had to budget much – especially in order to pay for rent and food…

Flatmates, new people and making friends!

Making friends at university is one of the biggest concerns new students have, and for most of us, leaving to go to uni means leaving a lot of the friends we’ve had for years. But, entering a new phase in life is an exciting opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and share new…

Volunteering at University

Volunteering whilst at university can be a rewarding experience – it can provide an insight into various organisations while helping you to develop many transferable skills which will benefit you both during your studies and in the world of work. Teamwork, communication skills, a strong work ethic and a little bit of positive karma are…

Hello nature!

Living in a city centre can be great as a student, especially when the university campus is only minutes from the high street. Having everything on your doorstep and in walking distance is very convenient and prevents poor students having to shell out loads on public transport. We are particularly lucky as we get to…

The washing fiasco

There’s lots of things people will tell you about being a student. One thing no one mentioned to me was the extortionate rates it costs to wash your clothes when you’re staying in student accommodation.