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My experience of lockdown life

Hello everyone, my name is James and I am a final year Primary Education student. Today I am writing a blog about what it is like to be a student in lockdown. I am particularly going to focus on the social aspect and how I have been able to cope during this tough time. Firstly,…

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Does university really help your career?

I’ve always heard mixed opinions about whether or not university prepares you for work life. I had always questioned whether it was better to gain work experience or complete a degree. Could education really prepare me for a career? Clearly, I opted to get my degree, but it wasn’t an easy decision. In this blog piece, I’m going to…

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Student finance explained

Student finance is another step in the direction of university, it can be a little confusing at first, however there are some key things to know when it comes to finance. In this piece I will provide some important things which can help make applying for student finance easier. 1. Get information regarding student finance…

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Top tips for staying positive at the moment

Remote learning changes the way we interact, and makes it easy to feel distanced from your course mates. This coupled with lockdowns and tier regulations make our usual social lives a distant memory, but there are ways to stay connected and keep your spirits up! It’s worth remembering that everyone is in the same boat…

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Preparing my university application

I was the first in my family to go to university, so when I applied, I was nervous about creating a strong application. I was fortunate to have a supportive sixth form that talked me through the UCAS application process. A significant part of this process is writing a personal statement that you create based…

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Staying positive with online learning

I’m sure we can all agree that lockdown sucks. I’m going to be really honest with you, studying during a lockdown also sucks. It’s a challenge that no one could have predicted. Despite these being really tough circumstances, we are somehow making all of this work. When we, as current students, found out we’d be…

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Studying from home as a biomed student

Being a biomedical science student is both challenging and exciting as you learn many different topics over the course of a year. In this blog I will illustrate a typical day in the life of a biomedical science student. I usually begin by getting up and having an hour to do random tasks such as…

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