Five of my money-saving tips

By Hannah Parker, BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management. A large part of being at university is budgeting and learning how to manage your money – it can be so hard to keep on top of things! So here are a few of the ways I manage my money to help you out. Try not…

The importance of routine

By Jack Paul, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, third year As a third-year student I can safely say I’ve experienced some difficulties during my studies, particularly in second year. The difficulties I was experiencing were almost entirely generated through my own lack of organisation and preparation. I soon figured out these problems were easily overcome with…

How to stay organised at uni

By Rachel Measures, BA (Hons) Media, 3rd Year  So everyone has pretty much settled in, and now the real work starts. Soon, but not too soon, many of us will be looking toward our assignments, and in that spirit, I wanted to share some of the ways I have kept myself organised in the last…

How to prepare for the careers fair- 5 tips

The Careers Fair is a great way to meet potential employers and find out about exciting opportunities. You get to speak to various organisations offering graduate jobs, placements and internships, so it’s definitely worth attending. Obviously we all know how important these events are, but they can be really nerve wracking! One thing that can really…

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…

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…

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…

My Doc/Fest experience- attending as a delegate

By Christian Hassell, BA (Hons) Film and Media Production, 3rd Year As a delegate, the world is your oyster. This year was surreal for me, as the experience is so different from volunteering. Other delegates treat you so differently (almost as colleagues), and it can be really interesting to hear other people’s projects. A lot…