Dealing with deadlines

By Alex Cessford, first-year journalism student Every uni student has deadlines and every student dreads them. Not only are they essential to getting the work in so a lecturer can mark assessments, they’re a key part of most workplaces you’ll meet in the future. But the main problem is: how can you deal with them?…

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,…

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…

6 tips to help you juggle uni, work and the rest of your life

It’s generally understood that uni is what you make it, but the one thing I can guarantee is that you will learn to juggle your life. I would consider myself to be the definition of someone who does too much; with two jobs, a 20 contact hour degree, being a part of two sports teams…

Worried about your dissertation? Here’s some advice.

I am currently researching for my MA project and oddly enough it’s made me nostalgic for my third-year undergraduate degree. In your third year at University, it’s highly likely that you will be writing a dissertation or if you’re in your second year, you’ll be starting to think about it. My third-year dissertation was over…

Starting your dissertation – It’s a marathon not a sprint

As a 3rd year, I have just recently completed my dissertation, and, after a year of planning, researching and writing, I’ve picked up some tips to keep stress at a minimum along the way. I know that each dissertation process differs depending on course, but I’d like to share some pointers that should be relatable…

My third-year experience

Somehow I am in my third and final year of university. With graduation on the horizon, I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t absolutely terrified. However, I am also so excited because it means that I can decide where life takes me.