Why meeting people isn’t as scary as it seems

As cliché as it sounds, everyone is in the same position. People you share a flat with, those on your course, and the person you sit behind on the uni bus, are all embarking on this exciting journey together in a completely new city!                                             Trust me, after a couple of weeks you’ll feel right… Read more »

Coping with mental illness at university

One of the most important things to remember when struggling with mental well-being when studying at uni, is that you are not alone. Recent research suggests that almost a third of students will experience mental illness at some point during their course, and it is because of this high prevalence that means there are many… Read more »

Why I’m glad I chose Bournemouth University for my Master’s

Are you wondering where to study your Master’s degree? Here are a few of the reasons why I’m glad I chose Bournemouth University for mine… Fees, Funding and Expenses Bournemouth University offers a wide range of scholarships that can be seen as a lifesaver for lots of students, especially, to those from developing countries. Also, the accommodation and living expenses in Bournemouth… Read more »

The trials of renting

When searching for housing for your second and third year there are many things to think about. Choosing who you’re going to rent with, who you are going to rent from and the house you’re going to choose. Each of these are often difficult decisions to make. When making that judgment many things need to… Read more »

Studying over summer

So, university’s over. Well for now at least – it’s summer time. Time to relax and let go of some steam right? Well yes, partly. This is the time for you to go on holidays, bathe in the sun and spend time with your family before you start another hectic year at university. But, between all that it’s… Read more »

Survival kit for managing PG’s reading workload

We do not wait until we’re studying for a Master’s to start reading; we already read a lot whilst studying at undergraduate level or even long before that. So why is the importance of reading particularly emphasized at postgraduate level? What makes PG reading different than that of undergraduate study? The main differences are the amount and depth… Read more »