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…

5 tips for dealing with homesickness

By Hannah Parker, BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management, 2nd year I know first-hand how hard homesickness is. I moved from Surrey to Sheffield and it was a hard move! So here are my top tips to deal with it & settle in nicely: 1. Don’t go home for at least 6 weeks A lot…

Imposter syndrome

By Paul Besley, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd year I had Impostor Syndrome big style when the start of university was approaching. Here are a few facts. I had spent my life at the top of international companies. A mainstream publisher had published my first book, and I had a contract for two more. BUT…

How to make friends at uni

By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year This weekend you move to Sheffield to begin your course at Hallam. You have no idea what to expect and are probably feeling nervous excitement. At least I was three years ago! Here’s a few tips to help you get the most out of your first few weeks…

Nervous about beginning uni?

By Jess Brown, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, 2nd year People can tell you it’s going to be Ok, and you’re going to do amazing things at uni. But just like someone trying to tell you what cake tastes like, it won’t work. You need to taste for yourself! Although I wish it did work, that’d be great.…

Four vital things to know to reduce stress at uni

By Lizzie Midgley-Peters, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, 2nd Year  1. How to cope with financial stress For most of us, university is the first time we have lived away from home, and therefore the first time we are financially responsible for ourselves. So first things first, we have to cut ourselves some slack. We’re going…

The ultimate guide to fresher’s freebies

Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska You’re about to get very popular. If you want to avoid constant notifications on every device you own, you should make a new, separate e-mail specifically for offers. This is a must. Most of the freebies are given out in return for you signing up to the company’s/society’s/club’s contact…

Uni tips I wish I’d been told

Published on behalf of Kamila Zielinska.   Here are a few tips I wish I’d been told before starting uni. So that unlike me, you’re not left to figure them out by yourself! Dobby is a fat elf. Uni makes you fat, it’s definitely a scientific fact. Freedom doesn’t combine well with low funds. And if you’re…

Commuting to Sheffield Hallam

Not everybody decides to move out when they head to University – obviously this depends on how close they live to campus and transport costs etc. but bottom line is, with rising living costs and the fact that student housing can be quite stressful sometimes, more and more students are choosing to commute. Having lived…

Choosing the right University course for you

Choosing the right University course for you Choosing the right subject and the right course to study at University is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life. Having recently transferred from one Masters’ degree course at Sheffield Hallam to another, this is something that’s been on my mind a lot recently. How do…