January 17, 2017     No Comments

Jason at the track

For a lot of people going to university, sport is a big part of their lives. I happen to be one of them – I’m an athlete who specialises in the 100m and 200m. One of my biggest worries coming to university was how I was going to be able to do well academically whilst trying to get better at my sport.

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October 24, 2016     No Comments



University is probably one of the first times that you’ll have to cook and shop for yourself on a full time basis. Having to juggle all of your own cooking, cleaning, washing up and food shopping, as well as studying and balancing a social life can be pretty daunting. It’s so easy to forget that some ‘chores’ like cooking, can actually be fun, sociable and inexpensive!

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October 21, 2016     1 Comment



I looked into how much a slow cooker cost, and found one on Gumtree for just £5. I decided it was worth the investment risk, and have never looked back – it’s essentially the perfect piece of equipment for cooking cheap and easy meals whilst at University.

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May 11, 2016     No Comments



Going to Open Days is a very important part of finding out what University is best for you. Obviously you can look through the University prospectus, but for you to really know what to expect and whether you actually like it or not, it’s best to visit!

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April 28, 2016     No Comments



UCAS applications can be complicated, and the personal statement can really feel like the cherry on the cake. To help you – and stop you making some of the mistakes I did, I have shared some useful tips on how to pull-off your personal statement – because it is possible to strike a balance between personal and pretentious, while avoiding the downright pointless!

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April 12, 2016     No Comments



My goals when I started University were; to have fun, make friends and get good grades – so far it’s going great! I am pretty sure that everyone’s goals will be very similar, so I thought I would write something a bit different to the usual ‘student advice’ posts, and instead talk about what not to do when starting University!

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March 18, 2016     No Comments



Typically, there are 2 types of people that take a gap year or ‘a year out’.
Type A: has just arrived home from an amazing ‘gap yah’ (in true Matt Lacey fashion – if you’re not sure what I mean, watch this video). Type A has been busy taking selfies next to the Eiffel Tower, …

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