Work experience and you

You are getting good grades and have survived to your final year. Great! Now is the time to look for work experience and job opportunities. Not only may this be a requirement of your degree but it will also look amazing on your CV when you graduate. Here are some of our top tips: Apply…

My unconventional journey to university

I came to university at the age of 24 – a good 6 years after most of the other freshers I was surrounded by. But, I had a number of reasons for not having to come to university sooner and I want to share them with you. One of the biggest factors at play was…

Volunteering at University

Volunteering whilst at university can be a rewarding experience – it can provide an insight into various organisations while helping you to develop many transferable skills which will benefit you both during your studies and in the world of work. Teamwork, communication skills, a strong work ethic and a little bit of positive karma are…

Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award recognises the additional activities students take throughout their time at the University. I found out about the Lincoln Award when my lecturers encouraged us to participate and discovered more information by going to the get ahead drop down menu on the Students’ Union website – where there’s detailed information on what it includes…

How to have a harmonious flat

It can be stressful moving away from home. You have to shop for yourself, cook for yourself, wash your own clothes and even do your own washing up! Even if these things aren’t completely new to you, it’s likely you leant on your mum and dad to do them occasionally when the going got tough. I…

The washing fiasco

There’s lots of things people will tell you about being a student. One thing no one mentioned to me was the extortionate rates it costs to wash your clothes when you’re staying in student accommodation.

4 top tips if you’re homesick

University is a unique experience for everyone and for some it’s the first time properly being away from home. Many people think being away from home is the best thing ever but some people, like myself, miss home a great deal.

A day in the life of a student… trying to fit it all in!

Before I started Uni I was always told “the years fly by”, and that “you need to enjoy yourself” but most importantly I needed to “get involved with as much as possible”. This is something I have definitely tried to do over the last couple of years, and I’m going to show you that you have no excuse not to get involved.