Preparing for seminars and lectures

By Alex Cessford, first-year journalism student Any student knows that the change to university is wildly different from any other educational environment you’ve been in. The workload may feel more excessive and the responsibility a student is given to be independent and intuitive in the preparation for your course is hard for some to get…

Getting organised

By Olivia Applewhite, 1st year Law student. I like to be organised, and after what feels like fifty ‘introductory’ lectures and seminars this term, it’s safe to say that most of my lecturers want this quality in all of us. What does it mean to be organised though? Everyone works so differently that there’s no one method…

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…

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…

My journey to a PhD

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m one of those people who had no idea where they wanted to end up but kept taking the next steps along the path that I liked best, and it has so far, worked out! Maybe luck has less to do with it. Or, maybe it’s not luck at…

Difference between studying at A-level and University

Of course coming to University is a huge step on your personal journey, and you can’t wait to embrace the freedom that comes with it, but, you have also now got to embrace a whole new way of learning – here’s a quick overview of the difference between studying at A-level and at university. Types…

What will you choose to do now?

It can be scary to think about venturing into the real world after three years at uni. Getting up in time for a 9am has seemed like such a struggle for so long, but soon you’ll be doing it 5 days a week. But what path do you take? Graduate schemes, entry-level jobs, travel or…

5 tips to keep the stress at bay this exam time

During exam season stress levels are high and as we focus on the looming days to come it can be easy to forget how important it is to look after yourself as well. Not only will taking extra care of your physical and mental health help you retain more information during those late-night study sessions,…

Don’t make these mistakes when preparing for your exams

Everyone’s got their own pre-exam rituals, from wearing lucky underwear (apparently far more common than you’d think) to accepting that their place in the universe won’t be forever altered if this exam doesn’t go the way they want. If you don’t have any underwear that’s particularly close to your heart and don’t feel like giving…