theunipod student blog

theunipod student blogs follow students through various warps of university life. From the stress of revision and exams to party time on results day; Fresher's week and settling in at uni to work experience and graduate jobs; as well as our response to rankings and key media stories.

What it’s like to be a media student

What it’s like to be a media student

There seems to be a certain stigma around being a film and media student. I can’t quite place my finger on where it stems from but it seems to be that generally people don’t take media students all th…

University creative writing course

Creative writing courses – what are they all about?

Creative writing courses are relatively new concepts which have developed in universities over the past ten years or so. As they have built success and a reputation for being on an academic level, som…

Dinner with friends

Five student-friendly things to do to beat the winter blues

So, for the most part, exam time is finished and now you’re facing your next semester of classes, essays, exams and dissertations. It’s probably not getting you really excited about being a student. T…

Nek and nominate

Nek and nominate

No doubt you have all seen the nek and nominate drinking videos that incessantly flood our Facebook feeds. University students seem renowned for this kind of behaviour, and I’m pretty sure soon enough…

Turning hobbies into jobs

Turning hobbies into a job

As a student it can sometimes be hard to make the ends meet. Most of the time student jobs are taken on because we can work the hours around our studying so this can mean antisocial hours or working l…

my first birthday at uni

My first birthday at uni

My first birthday at university was memorable; it was the day before our second term of spring term began. I woke up in my family home in London to lots of cards and a birthday breakfast/dessert (Pann…

ways to save money

Ways to save money as a student

Being a student is an expensive time but there are many ways to help save you money so we have put together this guide to help with just that. Here are some handy tips and ways to save some money for …

dunking biscuits in tea

Snacking while studying: the importance of dunking

When it comes to revising and studying I always need a bribe. I’m not ashamed; it’s the unfortunate truth. Every time I log onto Facebook I see that one more of my student-friends have ‘Liked’ Graze b…

Laptops and tablets in the lecture theatre

Laptops and tablets in the lecture theatre?

A lecture just doesn’t feel the same without the sound of someone typing frantically beside you or seeing the glow of someone’s laptop in front of you as they scroll through Facebook. Whatever people …

Christmas at home

Friends, family and being at home over Xmas

This weekend I’ll be returning back to uni life, having had a month off for the Christmas period. I’ve mixed feelings about it, as I’m sure many other university students do. I don’t really fancy walk…

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