A beginner’s guide to using the library

Coming off the back of fresher’s week and start of term, the library is probably the last thing on your mind. You’ve only just started your course and the dreaded January exam season seems like a lifetime away. But those months can pass quickly, and when they do you’ll need to know how to make…

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…

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…

Money and Time Saving Tips

Whilst at university you may find yourself tight on both money and time, so here are some tips I have picked up over the last 3 years.

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…

Student traveller: Going abroad on a budget.

It’s coming up to the end of the university year and the beginning of a long summer break. Maybe you have some money saved up that’s burning a hole in your pocket, or maybe (most likely) you don’t. In any case , I would like to share my advice on making the most of your time off,…

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.

Learning from experience

We are now members of a generation where higher education is one of the most expensive choices we will ever make. With increased fees becoming the norm, every guide to choosing somewhere to study is guaranteed to include something along the lines of finding out how many hours of contact time your course contains in line with the notion of ‘getting value’ for money.