Another step forward: year 1 to year 2

Although it may not be as daunting a transition as moving into your first year of university, taking that step into second year is still a bit of a scary one. I’m sure by now you are aware that grades in first year do not count towards your final degree, but the foundation learning is…

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…

How to do Christmas as a student

Finally, the John Lewis and Coke-Cola adverts have hit the tellies and the mad rush for an even more festive Christmas than before has arrived, but now you’re a student and you cant rely on mum and dad to buy gifts on your behalf or to cook up a delicious turkey, so what do you…

Managing time when there’s none to spare

We all know one of the most difficult things about getting used to University is learning to manage your time well. Getting the right mixture of work and fun, and then there’s the added difficulty if you have a part-time job. It can be a tricky feat getting them all balanced in the right way,…

If only Gordon Ramsey was around to help with the cooking

by Samuel J Steers – first-year journalism student Leaving school is a bit strange. Suddenly, after two years of extremely hard work and lots of exams have finished, you’ve become an adult, and it’s time to enjoy the summer by lazing around in a dressing gown all day, not getting out of bed until tea…

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…

7 ways to transform student accommodation into your cosy quarters

Student accommodation is designed to be simple yet versatile. Each room begins as a blank canvas and making your room your own is one of the best ways of settling into university. Here are 7 ways to decorate your new flat to transform it into your cosy home from home: Add a touch of colour: If…

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…

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…

What have you got to lose?

Some people start uni knowing exactly what society/sport they’re going to join, whether it’s something they’ve done all their life or something new they’ve always wanted to try. While others don’t.  And that is totally fine. The University of Lincoln currently has over 130 sports and societies ranging from Hockey to Harry Potter, Fencing to First Aid…