Category Archives: Advice from a Third Year

Navigating University Relationships

Navigating University Relationships

Uni is a weird time for relationships. Some people are going long distance, some go to uni together, some get together at uni, and others want to be as untethered as possible. None of these options are wrong. Here are some of the things my friends and I have learnt about navigating university relationships. We’re […]

Eating Well on a Student Budget

Eating Well on a Student Budget

Eating well as a student is tricky. Vegetables seem to go off too fast, and lean meats and fish are expensive. Here’s some tips on how to eat well on a student budget. Frozen Frozen meat and vegetables will be your best friend at university. Cheaper than fresh, and often in bigger portions, you can […]

Coping when you’re ill at Uni

Coping when you're ill at Uni

Everyone gets ill at uni, and I don’t just mean freshers flu. Surviving a cold or flu can be hard when your family isn’t around to wait on you hand and foot or be appropriately sympathetic. Here are all the things that make me feel better when I’m ill in term time (including as I […]

Setting Up a University Society

Setting Up a University Society

You’ve checked out all the societies that the Student Union has to offer, and it doesn’t quite have what you want, or you’ve spotted a gap in the market. Perhaps you desperately want to join a society that takes Beer Pong seriously or one that is dedicated to creating human powered aircraft but alas, such […]

Keeping Fit and Healthy at University

Keeping Fit and Healthy at University

We’ve all been there, got a little too comfortable, a little too lazy living away from home. When university gets overwhelming it’s too easy to slip into unhealthy habits, lose motivation. Keeping fit and healthy during these down days is the only way to get out of a rut. Here’s a few tips on getting […]

Coping with Flatmate Conflict

Coping with Flatmate Conflict

Living with people is difficult, but avoiding conflict shouldn’t be stressful. I’ve had my fair share of flatmate drama. Here are my tips for coping with flatmate conflict, and making your university off time as stress-free as possible. (If you’re still looking for your next flat, check out my advice here.) Be up front from […]

Becoming a More Productive Student

Becoming a More Productive Student

Being at university not only comes with work and lectures, but also keeping up a social life, as well as staying healthy. It’s easy to get caught up in one and let the others suffer. However, it is possible to get that first and attend crisis every week! I will show you how… Keeping a […]

Navigating University Drinking Culture

Navigating University Drinking Culture

All universities have a drinking culture. Getting drunk and going out clubbing is a huge part of many students’ lives. Whether you do or don’t want to drink, here are my tips for navigating university drinking culture. If you want to drink… Knowing your Limits When drinking something that tastes good it can be especially […]