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Studying on Moulsecoomb campus: a photo tour of my favourite study areas

I’m Katy and I’m in my final year studying media on the Moulsecoomb campus. Here are my favourite areas to get work done on campus – from editing suites to study areas and my favourite little corner of the library. Uni study space 1: The Edit Suites I love the practical side of my course!…

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Looking for books in the library

How to learn more effectively at uni

When becoming a university student, something I noticed straight away is there are lots of gaps in the timetable. And this is because there is a lot more scope for independent study. Whatever your course, you will be expected to do further research in your own time, and this may seem overwhelming. However, something that…

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Staying in touch with family on an online call

Four ways to boost wellbeing at uni outside class

There are lots of support services to help you out at uni, but also plenty of things you can do yourself. I’m Faye and I’m in my final year of Business Management with Finance BSc. Here are my top tips on how to stay healthy and happy at uni – from sport, societies, keeping in…

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Student receiving counselling

Support at uni: 10 university services

Staying healthy and happy is so important at uni – and in life! Fortunately, there are lots of professionals at university to help you in a variety of ways – from academic guidance to support with accommodation, counselling, careers and health. I’m Faye and I’m in my final year of Business Management with Finance BSc….

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George Diamantopoulos, an SRA

A Student Residential Advisor’s role at uni

Hi – I’m George and I’m an engineering student from Greece, entering the final year of my Mechanical Engineering BEng. I have served as a Student Residential Advisor (SRA) for my uni campus since September 2021. Here I’m going to tell you how SRAs help students and what’s involved. The role of an SRA The…

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Trisha Dasgupta working on projects for her Interior Design MA

How winning an award at uni boosts my career

Winning a design prize was very satisfying and a real boost for my career. I’m Trish and I’m studying Interior Design MA. In this blog, I’m going to explain how I did it and why it makes a difference to my future. What is the award and who runs it? Will + Partners is a…

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Pot painting: just one of many activities offered by Student Residential Advisors

How to become a Student Residential Advisor at uni

Hi – I’m Luis and I’m in my third year studying English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons). Here I’m going to tell you about how I became a Student Residential Advisor and what the role involves. Applying to be a Student Residential Advisor (SRA) When I was about to finish my second year of…

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Active Hearts exercise session

Uni work placements: the best part of my degree

Hi – I’m Darja and in this blog I’m going to tell you about my experience of work placements at university. My Sports Coaching degree involved compulsory placements in the second and third year. The way you find and do placements is different for each course but for my degree we could find our own…

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Making friends through university activities

How to make friends at university: tips and advice

Making friends in a new place can often feel like a daunting prospect. But no fear, here is a guide to help you with the ins and outs of university social life! 5 ways to make friends at uni Meet people in uni halls  Make friends at Freshers’ Week  Making friends at uni through mutual…

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Home from home: an intern’s view of the University of Brighton (long read)

I’m Aderonke Ademola, and I study Sociology and Criminology at Warwick University. This summer I took part in the 10,000 Black Interns programme at the University of Brighton.

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