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Queer and There

University is an exciting adventure for a lot of people. A chance to make new friends and study the subject you love. However, for some people, it’s also a chance to come out. This was my experience in my first year. Once you enter suc ...

Dance Your Way Through University

The new academic year is almost upon us; and whether you’re a Fresher starting out, or a current undergraduate returning, the opportunity to undertake a brand new hobby is close at hand. In terms of societies, the selection is endless. ...

Cycling at University

How do you get about at university? Public transport? Car? Walking? What about a bicycle? Whether you take your own bicycle to university or get one while you’re there, cycling at university can have ...

Get Ready to Start University!

The summer after finishing your final exams and before the beginning of university is a very exciting time but it is important that you properly prepare for your studies so that you get off to the best start possible.  1 ...

Studying with the Pomodoro Technique

Now that you’re in university, chances are you’ll have mid-term assessments. And if your grade is based solely on coursework, you’ll still want to stay on top of the material. ...

Alternative Accommodation: Why Living with Parents Will Improve Your Life

The build up before the end of sixth form can be one of the most stressful periods of a teenager’s life. Questions are being fired from all directions like bullets: what are you doing with your life? Do you want to go to university? Wh ...

Making University Friends Living at Home

“Will I make friends?” and “Will I be lonely at university?” are one of the biggest concerns facing the majority of students who decide to live at home. A large number of commuter students worry they will find it hard to make fri ...

Volunteering at Uni

During your time at university it’s so important to find work experience alongside getting your degree. Understandably, it’s always nice to earn a salary for your time, but if you’re willing to put the effort in, volunteering can b ...

Moving to a City from a Town

Coming to a big city university from a small town can undoubtedly be a scary experience.  Perhaps you’ve spent your life in a village with a population of hundreds, and so going to a city with populations bigger than some countries ca ...

Write Away!

Interested in a career in journalism? Love writing articles? Then you simply cannot miss the chance to contribute to your student newspaper. It’s a great way to practise your writing skills, have a regular writing opportunity and see y ...

6 Productive Ways to Spend Your Free Time at University

There’s more to being a university student than updating your social media by day and completing assignments by night. University is the best time to build new skills and expand your knowledge outside academia. Both professional and pe ...

Freshers' Week: It’s Not All About the Party!

When you read the words “Freshers’ Week” what comes to mind? Most likely, you’ll have an image of very drunk undergraduates staggering through town in your head. ...

Productivity Apps

Life as a student is filled with distractions. Yes, you are there to study, yet you are also occupied with university social life and (ideally) maintaining a somewhat healthy diet and lifestyle. It can often seem like a lot to juggle, an ...

University Societies

Results day is looming near, and before you know it, you will be packed up and ready to leave for university. Going away is daunting and requires a lot of preparation like what you will need to take with you. Whilst this is imperative, t ...

Chess - Is it Really Just for Nerds?

Would you describe yourself as socially awkward? Anti-social? Introverted? Do loud clubs with sticky floors, drunk people and over-played music scare you? Then a great option for you could be your university’s Chess Society.  Chess ha ...

Choosing Housemates

Living with people is one of the best parts of the university experience.  It is also a great way to prepare you for adult life, as you move away from home to begin your own journey.  However, picking housemates isn't always the easies ...

Staying Safe Online

After recent news emerging about students at the Newcastle University falling victim to a recent cyber scam, now is a great time to learn a few tricks for staying safe online. Many students are preparing to t ...

How to Make Extra Money While Studying

Money and time are two precious commodities students have in low supply; but there are ways of making more of the first, without using up all of the latter. Read these tops tips on ways to make money whilst studying to find out how to ma ...

Optimising the Last Weeks of Summer

School summer holidays are long, but with universities not starting until mid/ late September, or in some cases, even early October, your final ‘school summer holiday’ can actually seem to drag a little. Of course, there are loads o ...

University Essentials on a Budget

It’s the summer before you go to university and you have a million and one things to buy, including: books, stationery, cooking equipment.  And then when you see the mounting cost of all of these things, you're worried you'll be bankr ...