Living away from home

A typical day in the life of a student

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Ellie

Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of
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How to be the perfect housemate

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Ellie

When you first start university, it can be tough getting used to an entirely new environment, independent living and co-habiting with often, complete strangers. It is not uncommon that tensions rise in certain situations when living in close proximity and under uni deadline stress. However, I have created this guide to help you play your
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My Study Abroad Experience

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Ellie

I genuinely can’t believe I’m writing this because it means that my semester abroad in Adelaide, Australia is coming to an end. In just 2 days’ time I will be making the journey back to the UK after a fantastic five months down under. For the second semester of my second year studying journalism and
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Moving out of my student accommodation!

Posted on 30 June 2019 by Gee

Between May and June is when University students start to finish their exams and start to think about moving out! Some students tend to stay in the same accommodation from second year onwards, but if like me you want to move to a new property or you’re moving back then you need to start thinking
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How to manage your money at university!

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Phoebe

You’ll realise very quickly that money is a big talking point at Uni. It is a slightly different experience coming from Guernsey, as you don’t get student finance and most Uni’s charge slightly higher tuition fees. This can often put Channel Island students in a harder situation, with many students deciding they need to work
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What to Take to Uni: The Essential Checklist

Posted on 8 March 2019 by Ellie

I remember that feeling very well. The feeling of complete pre-uni panic surrounding what I will bring with me to my room in my halls of residence. Needless to say that panic was basically for nothing seeing as I only lived 2 hours away and was either home or had visitors every few weeks. However,
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Parents and University

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Ellie

Ah parents! We love them, we get annoyed by them, but they always seem to be right (well, most of the time!). My mum and dad were and still are a huge help to me through my uni years and provided a lot of support and guidance in my decision of where to go to
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My Experience of University Life So Far

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Katie

Everyone’s first semester at university is bound to be different. It’s a major step up from high school or college – bringing new friends, new places and new experiences. My experience has been a mix of both positive times and challenges which I had already anticipated before starting. After an interview with The Seren Network
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Adapting to University – VLOG

Posted on 17 January 2019 by Gee

Welcome to the last video blog of three, talking about different aspects of University. In this video, I discuss how I adapted to University life – especially living in University accommodation and making friends! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments below!
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Applying to University – VLOG

Posted on 17 January 2019 by Gee

Welcome to the first video blog of three, talking about different aspects of University. In this video, I discuss why I decided to go to University, when I applied and offer some advice for people who are in that position now! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the
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