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…

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 –…

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…

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…

First year lectures

First year English student Eleanor Hall gives her tips on taking notes and getting the most out of your lectures.

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.