Results day, clearing and an aspiring medical student…

A-level results day was one of the scariest days of my life. I woke up so early to get to school and find out what I’d got. However, when I opened my results envelope I didn’t find the letters I’d been hoping of. Not the letters I needed to get into medical school. Not the letters…

The differences between studying A-levels and studying at uni

You might think that A-levels are the most difficult qualification you’ll ever face. But, personally having just graduated from university I have to admit that getting a degree was, for me, much more challenging. So, here are some of the reasons why based on my own experience. Attendance Let’s get this out the way now –…

What it’s like going through Clearing

Clearing. It almost seems like a dirty word, a last resort. But is it? I found myself in the position of having to go through Clearing, and so to prepare others, I’m going to write about my experience. Admittedly I went through the process 3 years ago now, however, I don’t believe the experience will…

Difference between studying at A-level and University

Of course coming to University is a huge step on your personal journey, and you can’t wait to embrace the freedom that comes with it, but, you have also now got to embrace a whole new way of learning – here’s a quick overview of the difference between studying at A-level and at university. Types…

What comes after A Level results day?

It’s happening – whether you’re elated with your firm, satisfied with your insurance or you’ve struck lucky in Clearing, you’re on your way to uni. And while you may be excited for all the changes happening over the next few months, it’s likely that you’re a bit nervous too! So here’s a guide of what…

What is it like starting and adapting to university?

I remember the nerves. I remember the excitement. I was asking myself questions like – “What if I don’t get on with my flatmates?”, “what if they don’t like me”, “how am I going to cope on my own?” It’s safe to say I was anxious about starting University.

What I would definitely tell my first-year self

Going to university is a huge milestone in anyone’s life, especially for those who are going to be living away from home for the first time like I was. Therefore, over my first year as a student I have grown a little older and a little wiser, so I feel that I am now able…

To bring or not to bring?

Starting university is one of the biggest things of your life so far and everything can get a bit overwhelming, I know it definitely was for me! Therefore, I have compiled my ideas of what to bring, and what not to bring when coming to university – to give you a helping hand in that department….

Learning to live with new people

When you get to university you expect to be best mates with your new flatmates within five minutes – Right? That’s what endless university advice pages told me. These pages are great for calming nerves about living with new people. They don’t quite help if, like me, you get to uni and don’t have that…

How to have a harmonious flat

It can be stressful moving away from home. You have to shop for yourself, cook for yourself, wash your own clothes and even do your own washing up! Even if these things aren’t completely new to you, it’s likely you leant on your mum and dad to do them occasionally when the going got tough. I…

4 top tips if you’re homesick

University is a unique experience for everyone and for some it’s the first time properly being away from home. Many people think being away from home is the best thing ever but some people, like myself, miss home a great deal.

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.