Advice for new students in September

You have just chosen the University of Lincoln as your firm choice for September; you are currently working hard to get the grades you deserve in August yet worrying about the endless preparations for student life. Not a problem, I have you covered. Here are some top tips to prepare you for starting university in…

Advice for applicants

You’ve submitted your UCAS application (finally) and now the offers are rolling in. Whether you firmed your offer straight away, or are sat waiting for one to come through, there are a few things you can do now to start to prepare yourself for coming to the University of Lincoln in September. Well, anything to…

University: expectations versus reality

By Charlotte Price, first-year forensic science student Moving to university and living in halls of residence inevitably evokes a number of emotions within a student. Whether that be the stress of balancing a social life with reading and coursework, worrying if you will be homesick as soon as your parents leave and fearing the huge push…

Getting organised

By Olivia Applewhite, 1st year Law student. I like to be organised, and after what feels like fifty ‘introductory’ lectures and seminars this term, it’s safe to say that most of my lecturers want this quality in all of us. What does it mean to be organised though? Everyone works so differently that there’s no one method…

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…

Beating the blues

Moving away from home for university can be tough. Even if you are always out and about meeting new people and enjoying student’s life to the fullest, there’ll be bad days. Days you wish you could close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, then open your eyes and magically find yourself back at home,…

Student accommodation – Home away from home

I’ll admit, I was initially concerned that the convenience of on-campus accommodation would mean less effort being invested in the rooms available to first-years. However, whilst apprehensive, I wanted to give Courts a go and now I dread having to leave this summer. Living with five new people was in some ways more daunting than beginning…

Homesickness and your journey with mental health

One aspect of first year that secretly affects most of the student population is, unfortunately, homesickness. Although it’s expected to a certain extent, it can affect some more than others and is seldom talked about. What should you expect? How can you get through it? Is there anyone on campus to talk to? After a…

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…

You’re not alone

Everyone has expectations of their university experience – whether they’re going to go out every night of fresher’s or want to get straight firsts in every assignment – I was no different. I thought I’d constantly be surrounded by people; coffee dates, group meetings, film nights in, nights out. So, it came as a shock when…

Making the most out of Fresher’s Week

You’ve opened your A-level results and received your place to study at university. Now all that hard work is done, you get to look forward to Fresher’s Week. For those of you who aren’t sure what I mean, Fresher’s Week is a week for new university students to adjust, make friends and get to know…