How to deal with new flatmates

By Hannah Parker, BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management. Moving to university and living with people you don’t know can be scary but there’s lots of ways to make it easier. When starting my first year, it was nerve-wracking so here’s a few of my top tips to feeling comfortable with your new flatmates: Don’t stay…

Finding accommodation part 1 – choosing who to live with

By Laura Dowson, BA (Hons) Illustration.  I’m definitely leaving this blog post a little too late, but perhaps not for a few people! Some of my friends are STILL on the lookout for their student accommodation for their third year. A couple are unsure about whether they have secured a placement year and a couple…

Cold, muddy and tired but happy

By Jess Brown, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration. Being cold, covered in mud and rain, laying on makeshift pillows in a wind-battered tent isn’t my usual ideal way to spend a bank holiday weekend. However, I did just that with my girlfriend and two pals a couple of weeks ago in the Derbyshire Dales,…

Why I changed placements and my advice to others

By Chandni, interior architecture student. I am currently on my placement year working as a trainee architect at the Leisure Expert Group in Amsterdam. The company designs theme parks, festivals, movie parks and other leisure experiences. However at the start of the year I was working for Sara Folch in Barcelona. Why I changed my…