Alternative nights out for non-drinkers

Some aspects of uni life can be difficult for non-drinkers. Especially if people are endlessly either asking why you don’t drink or trying to convince you to start! Among the difficulties can be going out. It turns out paying £3 for (soft) drinks in a noisy, sticky box loses a lot of its appeal if…

Graduation: 1 year on

Today marks exactly one year since I graduated from the University of Lincoln, in what can only be described as one of the most special days of my life. For many lucky students, this week will be their turn to robe up, walk through the castle grounds, and exit their time as a student with…

Transitioning from first year to second year

So you’ve got a house to live in next year and you’re moving out of student halls – your emotions may be mixed about this but it is going to be good, trust me. No more fire alarms at 2am and (hopefully) no more loud parties down the corridor when you’re trying to sleep. Living…

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…

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…

Preparing for your move into Junxion

Junxion is by far the best of all the student accommodations (there is a chance I’m biased). It is closer to uni than many of the halls, right opposite the library and in perfect view of the student union bar and nightclub – this is useful for spotting any spare seats outside when it’s hot, and keeping…

First Year: Things to Remember

They say time goes fast when you’re having fun. Well, whoever “they” are, couldn’t have been more right. This first year of university has now finished, I completed my last exam and have said goodbye to my first university accommodated room – which in itself, was sad enough. You wouldn’t think saying goodbye to my…

Getting the most out of Fresher’s Week

You’ve probably heard about Fresher’s Week, especially from friends preparing for university who’ve raved about the week long party. But, as exciting as it all is there are some tips that can help you make the very best of it. Before you even get to university, go on Facebook and look for any fresher’s groups you can…

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 –…

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…

10 things I’ve learned from living in student accommodation.

It’s not too long until you’ll be moving into your new flat or house, some of you for the first time, so here are a few things I picked up from my first year living in student accommodation. 1 – YOU WILL MEET A WHOLE LOT OF NEW PEOPLE, NOT ONLY YOUR FLATMATES Get used to walking…