Further Education

What is a Dissertation,

If you have chosen to undertake an undergraduate degree the chances are you will be expected to complete a dissertation. A dissertation is a final piece of work towards your degree. A degree is made up of different...

The Dangers and Risks of Alcohol

While you are at university drinking alcohol may become a big part of your social life. There are many different student nights and promotions that will be trying to get you to come and spend your cash, and it will be...

Student Support

When you are at university you should never feel that you are alone. There are thousands of other young people in exactly the same situation as you, and sometimes you might need some advice from someone impartial. Your...

Student Housing – Private Renting

If you have moved away from home for college or university and you cannot get a room in Halls of Residence or you would prefer to privately rent, it pays to be organised and know how to go about renting a place from a...

Student Finance

If you are a student within the UK you may be entitled to help from the government with your fees and living costs. There are a variety of grants and loans available to people who are studying, and it is important that...

Student Bank Accounts

When going away to university it’s a good idea to open a student bank account. You will need a bank account for your student loan to be paid into as well as any other payments for part time work you undertake. Most high...

Staying Safe while at University

You may be eager to get away from home and begin your new student life, but remember that you will also need to think about your safety and wellbeing while there. The temptation to go out and drink alcohol will be very...

Sports

If you enjoy playing sports you will find a lot of opportunities to join various different teams when you go to university.  Most universities offer activities in many different sports.  Football, Rugby, Hockey...

Resits/Extenuating Circumstances

If you are studying for an exam or an essay and you feel that you are unable to complete the work due to outside influences you may be able to apply for extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances can be...

Personal Statement

When making your application to university perhaps the most important part is the personal statement. This section gives you the opportunity to really sell yourself and show admissions why you are suitable for the...

Part time work for students

Although it may be the last thing on your mind, working a few hours a week on top of your studies can make a big difference to your wallet. If you are interested in getting a part time job your first port of call should...

National Union of Students

While you are considering what to do when you finish school, you may come across the organisation ‘National Union of Students’ (NUS).  So what is it that they do exactly. The NUS is the representative body of 95% of the...

Money saving ideas for students

When starting university you may find that you need to stretch your finances that little bit further than before. Although some choose to work alongside their studies, many students do not have time and will have to...

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Throughout the UK the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IPD) is being offered to young people who would like to study a range of subjects in detail from an academic perspective. The course is an internationally...

Health While at University

While away at university you should remember not to neglect your health, and you should make sure that you look after yourself. Being around so many other people constantly can result in you getting ill if there is a...

Gap year – Travelling

If you would like to take some time out from studying before heading off to university, or you have finished and you want to see a bit of the world before getting a job, perhaps you should consider travelling for a...

Gap Year – Volunteering

You may decide that during your gap year you would like to give something back and volunteer some of your time. Not only is this a generous thing to do, it will also look great on your CV. You will learn new skills...

Fresher’s Week

When you first arrive at university it is likely that the fresher’s week will be in full swing. There will be lots of different people trying to get you to join their sports club, become part of their society, or to...

 Free Student Computers

Being a student means that you will be able to get big discounts and freebies around the high street.   If you are a student then you are probably going to need a computer.  Is it possible to get a free computer,  Yes...