If only Gordon Ramsey was around to help with the cooking

by Samuel J Steers – first-year journalism student Leaving school is a bit strange. Suddenly, after two years of extremely hard work and lots of exams have finished, you’ve become an adult, and it’s time to enjoy the summer by lazing around in a dressing gown all day, not getting out of bed until tea…

Work experience and you

You are getting good grades and have survived to your final year. Great! Now is the time to look for work experience and job opportunities. Not only may this be a requirement of your degree but it will also look amazing on your CV when you graduate. Here are some of our top tips: Apply…

Running a society

I have been Treasurer for the Fashion and Design Society (FAD) for the past 2 years now, and during this time I have learnt a lot about the different procedures that the Students Union requires. So, I thought it might be interesting for future students wondering whether they should take up society position to give…

6 tips to help you juggle uni, work and the rest of your life

It’s generally understood that uni is what you make it, but the one thing I can guarantee is that you will learn to juggle your life. I would consider myself to be the definition of someone who does too much; with two jobs, a 20 contact hour degree, being a part of two sports teams…

Staying safe on a night out

While studying at university, it goes without saying that your days are rarely 9 am to 10 pm. You may discover that your evenings can be just as busy as your afternoons, if not more so. Student nights across the city have meant going out midweek can be great, as enjoyable as early morning adventures…

Build your experience by volunteering

No matter what you’re studying, one of the things you’ll hear over and over is how important work experience is. Regardless of how well you do on your course, nothing stands out on your CV like good old fashioned hands-on experience.  One way you can achieve this is by volunteering with a charity instead of…

Starting a society – Part 3 – How to run a society effectively

Now your society is completely up and running and you’ve attracted some members, you’ve got to consider the day-to-day operation and management of your society and delivering activities and events that your members want to go to. If you’re not quite at this stage yet, don’t worry, take a look at Part 1 and Part…

Starting a society – Part 2 – Promotion

So, you have been approved and now have your very own society! What do you do now? You need to plan your societies fayre table, attract some members and plan some events! If you’ve stumbled across this post and don’t know whats going on, check out part 1 for what to do if you’re thinking…

Starting a society – Part 1 – Becoming a society

So, you’ve had a look at the list of sports and societies and decided there is something missing. If you can’t find something and you think it’s something other people might be interested in too, you can start your own society! Although it can be challenging in some ways, it is a great experience, can…

Alternative nights out for non-drinkers

Some aspects of uni life can be difficult for non-drinkers. Especially if people are endlessly either asking why you don’t drink or trying to convince you to start! Among the difficulties can be going out. It turns out paying £3 for (soft) drinks in a noisy, sticky box loses a lot of its appeal if…

Social media – Dos and Don’ts

As a millennial, it goes without saying that we share most of our lives on social media – both the exciting and the boring days. However, as a student, especially if you’re hoping to get a job at the end of it, you always need to be sure that you’re happy for what you’re posting…

Cooking tips for the not-so-culinary-inclined

Let me be honest, I’m never going to be the next Jamie Oliver. I dread to think what Gordon Ramsey would say about my food. I don’t have a leg to stand on when I make fun of Great British Bake-Off mistakes. I sent innumerable texts to my Mum in the first term, spamming her…