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…

Managing to manage money

Money is a big deal at university, mostly because you don’t have very much. So, I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact since no-one sugar-coats my bank statements.

Money and Time Saving Tips

Whilst at university you may find yourself tight on both money and time, so here are some tips I have picked up over the last 3 years.

University and the Army

Imagine trying to lead two lives at University, you’d feel a lot like Hannah Montana, right? Well, that’s exactly what I am doing, except I’m not a famous teen pop-star by night. Instead, for over a year now I’ve been in the Army Reserves.  When I tell people that I’m in the army, they always ask…

Exploring the UK on a budget

One of the biggest perks of being a student is having time. Even if you are super ambitious, diligent, participate in societies and have a job, there’ll be free weekends, free afternoons, free mornings or even whole weeks without lectures. You’ll very likely never have this much time to do whatever you want again. When I…

The long summer of a university student

Summer is here and we’ve got three months of sun (let’s hope the sun stays around for more than a week) and relaxation. Going home for summer is something I am looking forwards to immensely, but I am starting to think that I maybe need to do something at least sort-of productive before returning to Lincoln…

Making the most of the Summer Holidays

The majority of us work hard from September until May so having four months off seems like bliss until you get about three weeks in and you’ve nearly watched everything there is on Netflix. However, there are so many great things you can do to make your summer more exciting. Here are my tips on…

Festival volunteering

Over the summer I find myself with a lot of time. As I’m sure other students may agree, we don’t always have the money to be able to go travelling or attended events every weekend – but that doesn’t mean we should miss out. When I came to the end of my first year I…

Vote.

On June the 8th we have a decision on who we want to govern us. On June the 8th it is time for us to have a say. On June the 8th go to a polling station and vote. I will point you in the direction of the manifestos of the main parties: Conservative, Labour,…

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…

Three Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

We’re coming to the end of the university year and you might have noticed you’re not as healthy as you used to be. Mum’s cooking has been swapped out for takeaways. Trips to the gym have been replaced by trips to the pub. Pretty much every opportunity for exercise was being used for revision.

Student traveller: Going abroad on a budget.

It’s coming up to the end of the university year and the beginning of a long summer break. Maybe you have some money saved up that’s burning a hole in your pocket, or maybe (most likely) you don’t. In any case , I would like to share my advice on making the most of your time off,…