Making friends before Freshers’ Week

The gap between finishing Sixth Form or College and waiting to start university can either feel like it’s taking forever or that it is approaching far too quickly – depending on how busy your summer is (or how nervous you are). However, regardless of your plans for the long break, it’s the perfect time to…

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…

Life as a mature student

Going to university as a mature student is ever so slightly different. I had concerns before I started that I wouldn’t make any friends or that I’d be known as ‘that weird old guy’. But in spite of these worries, at the grand old age of 24 I came to university and my fears were allayed. More or less…