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From tips on how to make the most of Freshers’ Week to what’s going on in your local area, you can read all kinds of student guides, Nido news and first-hand accounts penned by your fellow students right here.

Fancy writing about your own student experience, we’re always on the lookout for budding bloggers and writers to collaborate with us. If you’ve got a great idea or just fancy showing off your writing skills, be sure to get in touch if you want to have your say on our blog.

How to stay healthy, happy & connected during lockdown

We think a lot about how to bring people together in safe and happy ways, even more now, during this period of self-isolation & social distancing. It can feel a bit scary out there at the moment, especially if you’re living away from home or on your own, but don’t forget we are all in it together. Challenges are what makes our next generation, adversity is no match for our residents, and besides, we’re the digital generation!

Explore These UK Universities Without Leaving Your Home

Deciding where to take the next steps in your higher education journey can be tough, but by not being able to walk around at a university open day, the decision is made all the more difficult.

What to do if you want to change courses at university?

You’ve moved into your accommodation, met your flatmates and gotten to know a new city over the course of a fun Fresher’s Week. Now it’s time to hit the books and get studying. The only problem is, you’re not enjoying your course as much as you thought you would.

Writing Your Dissertation: Top Tips and Advice

Although dissertations aren’t compulsory on every course, if you do choose to take on the mammoth 10,000-word essay then be warned: it’s quite an undertaking.

How do our students score us on wellbeing?

One of the most important things to us is looking after our students and their mental wellbeing, so we’re delighted to see even more positive results come out of the NSHS survey this year, this time for wellbeing.  

The student guide to alcohol-free activities at uni

Let’s be honest, university and alcohol go together like gin and tonic. And by that, we mean, you’ll encounter a fair share of drinking, perhaps more than you may be used to.

Could you pass the first year of a maths degree? Take our test to find out

When it comes to studying maths at university level, there’s being good with numbers and then there’s using precision, logic and skill to overcome mathematical challenges of all shapes and sizes. When you’re at uni, the maths of the lecture theatre is a lot different than what you might’ve been used to in the classroom.

The International Student’s Guide to Tax

  Starting university can be daunting, but if you’re moving to the UK from another country, making the trip overseas can be more overwhelming than usual. With more things to factor in compared to non-international students, preparation and planning are essential.

Students’ takes on politics in 2020

  Throughout history, students and politics have always gone hand in hand, for better or worse. No matter how politically engaged you are or which side you lean towards, one thing is for sure: these are politically confused times.

Talking to Grads – Press Office Assistant Manager Olivia Shalofsky

  The second in our series of graduates chit chats, we’re sitting down with Olivia Shalofsky to talk about her time at university.

Applying to University: The Ultimate Guide

When it comes to applying to university, there’s a lot to consider. You need to decide on the course you want to devote the next three or so years to, narrow down where you want to study, and go through the process of applying through UCAS.

The Student Guide to Staying on Top of Your Mental Health

If you’ve been feeling down, struggling with certain things or just not seeming yourself, then it’s important to know that you’re not alone – reports have shown that one in four students experience mental health problems during their time at university.