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…

What have you got to lose?

Some people start uni knowing exactly what society/sport they’re going to join, whether it’s something they’ve done all their life or something new they’ve always wanted to try. While others don’t.  And that is totally fine. The University of Lincoln currently has over 130 sports and societies ranging from Hockey to Harry Potter, Fencing to First Aid…

Long distance doesn’t need to be scary

150 miles. 3 hours by car. One hundred and fifty miles. That’s how far away Lincoln is from home. ‘How am I going to manage being that far away from everyone I love? – This was the thought I kept going over and over during the few days before I moved to university. But now,…

What comes after A Level results day?

It’s happening – whether you’re elated with your firm, satisfied with your insurance or you’ve struck lucky in Clearing, you’re on your way to uni. And while you may be excited for all the changes happening over the next few months, it’s likely that you’re a bit nervous too! So here’s a guide of what…

How having a summer job could save your summer!

It’s the end of your first year and you’ve gone home for the summer. You probably got about £100 of student loan left and need to survive the rest of the summer either living off that, begging your parents or becoming a hermit. That doesn’t sound very fun now does it?

My unconventional journey to university

I came to university at the age of 24 – a good 6 years after most of the other freshers I was surrounded by. But, I had a number of reasons for not having to come to university sooner and I want to share them with you. One of the biggest factors at play was…

Managing to manage money

Money is a big deal at university, mostly because you don’t have very much. So, I’m not going to sugar-coat that fact since no-one sugar-coats my bank statements.

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.

University and the Army

Imagine trying to lead two lives at University, you’d feel a lot like Hannah Montana, right? Well, that’s exactly what I am doing, except I’m not a famous teen pop-star by night. Instead, for over a year now I’ve been in the Army Reserves.  When I tell people that I’m in the army, they always ask…

Exploring the UK on a budget

One of the biggest perks of being a student is having time. Even if you are super ambitious, diligent, participate in societies and have a job, there’ll be free weekends, free afternoons, free mornings or even whole weeks without lectures. You’ll very likely never have this much time to do whatever you want again. When I…

The long summer of a university student

Summer is here and we’ve got three months of sun (let’s hope the sun stays around for more than a week) and relaxation. Going home for summer is something I am looking forwards to immensely, but I am starting to think that I maybe need to do something at least sort-of productive before returning to Lincoln…

Making the most of the Summer Holidays

The majority of us work hard from September until May so having four months off seems like bliss until you get about three weeks in and you’ve nearly watched everything there is on Netflix. However, there are so many great things you can do to make your summer more exciting. Here are my tips on…