Switching courses

If you’ve made the decision that you really don’t enjoy your course and are considering switching – don’t panic. While most people do enjoy what they study, there’s still a good portion of us who change our minds and decide to switch. You’re entitled to your higher education and therefore, you’re completely entitled to change…

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…

A beginner’s guide to using the library

Coming off the back of fresher’s week and start of term, the library is probably the last thing on your mind. You’ve only just started your course and the dreaded January exam season seems like a lifetime away. But those months can pass quickly, and when they do you’ll need to know how to make…

Deciding your course isn’t right for you

Starting university opens a new chapter of your life that you hope will be filled with excitement and new opportunities. After the long process of writing personal statements and choosing both your course and university, the fun should start when you finally move into halls, experience freshers’ week and embark on your chosen degree. It’s…

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…