Dyslexia and dissertations

Writing a dissertation is a struggle for anyone – what makes it even more of a struggle is if you’re diagnosed dyslexic. I’ve always known that I worked slower than other students and found it difficult to concentrate whilst reading and writing. However, my dyslexia was only recognised in my first year of university when…

Starting a new course (again)

After going through the huge decision of changing courses at university and moving straight into the next year of a new course, I can tell you, it will trigger some nerves. It’s like going through the first year all over again and we all remember how nervous we were then… But, this time you’re not…

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…

So you’ve got your place…now what?

It’s results day! Maybe you got your place, or maybe you’ve picked something new. Either way in just over a month you’ll be leaving your school or college behind to start the latest chapter in your life. But where to start? With such a dramatic lifestyle change ahead it’s time to get your affairs in order….

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 –…

Life as a deaf student at university

If there’s one thing to know about university, it’s that it involves a lot of talking. It’s a place for hearty debate and discussion, and sessions often involve listening to lecturers or getting stuck in yourself. Yet, for someone who’s deaf or hard of hearing like me, keeping up with these conversations isn’t always easy….

The academic side of second-year

The key to a smooth and stress-free second year? It’s prep. With a bigger workload and a tonne more stress (grades count this year you know) it can quickly feel overwhelming, and the most irritating thing when you are seconds away from a stress-induced meltdown is knowing that it could have easily been prevented! Here…

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…

For the love of radio

The first time I was placed in front of a microphone was back in secondary school, when I didn’t know whether to check if the cables were actually plugged in. A few years later, I started my first year at university with the hope of being a ‘proper’ radio presenter – be it on the…