Alternative places to study

There are a number of places on and around the main campus where you can stop and study if you just fancy a change of scenery from your room. Here are some of Hannah’s picks for the best places on and off campus to settle down with a good library book, your laptop and some…

My journey to a PhD

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m one of those people who had no idea where they wanted to end up but kept taking the next steps along the path that I liked best, and it has so far, worked out! Maybe luck has less to do with it. Or, maybe it’s not luck at…

Balancing work and work on an MA

Jamie Waller – Journalism MA For most people at University, life is divided between assignments and leisure time. However, others have to balance these demands with a paid job as well. There are plenty of reasons someone might have a job. They might like the financial security, they might need it to make ends meet…

Smart style – fashion on a budget!

I love clothes, who doesn’t? But, if you’re like me and you can’t help feeling disheartened every time you walk into Topshop and there isn’t a sale, staying fashion-forward can seem pretty unaffordable. Since starting uni I’ve learnt that the Achilles heel to my over-ambitious saving plan is my constant want to shop – and…

Postgrad – an insight

Postgraduate funding of up to £10,000 is now an accessible resource for students wishing to stay on at university and enhance their learning experience at a higher level. The funding also allows for anyone who has been out of education for a certain time period to come back to university and study an MA in…

First year lectures

First year English student Eleanor Hall gives her tips on taking notes and getting the most out of your lectures.

6 points I would tell my first year self

Even though I’m now doing my Masters, I remember when I first started University, feeling an acute mixture of excitement and uncertainty. Looking forward to meeting all new people, the parties and of course learning something completely new.

My university experience: commuting to university

I am currently in my third year at the University of Lincoln studying Audio Production. Some people always seem really shocked when I tell them that I travel 44 miles to get to University. But, the benefits for travelling mean that I can still stay living at home – also it actually works out cheaper…

Learning from experience

We are now members of a generation where higher education is one of the most expensive choices we will ever make. With increased fees becoming the norm, every guide to choosing somewhere to study is guaranteed to include something along the lines of finding out how many hours of contact time your course contains in line with the notion of ‘getting value’ for money.