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.

studying abroad

Studying abroad (aka scary grown-up things)

Now that I am a few weeks into my second year, the time has come for me to finally decide whether or not I want to apply to study abroad. My university offers so many places in Europe and Asia but my …

the benefits of being a student at university

The benefits of being a student at university

This is not a pointless blog post. There will be times during your degree when you will be close to pulling your hair out, inwardly cursing, and wondering why you are at uni, and what the hell you are…

preparing for graduation

Preparing for graduation – how to be a successful graduate

The thought of graduating still freaks me out. With Halloween this week, I can assure you that I will see no costume which will scare me us much as knowing that in a mere eight months I will have to w…

a walk on the wild side

Take a walk on the wild side: a typical day at uni

What’s a typical day at university like? I’ll tell you what mine is like and when you start university you can compare your average day at university and pity me, laugh at me or grin in amicable under…

student loans privatisation

The privatisation of student loans - stay tuned

Last Friday, a group of protesters set up camp outside the University of London Union as part of a nationwide objection against the proposed privatisation of student loans.Why, I hear you ask? Well, t…

traveling as a student

Travelling – before, during or after university?

Travelling is something that most people want to experience at some point in their lives. Companies have been set up, dedicated to dealing with young people who want to travel such as www.statravel.co…

my campus accomodation

Moving back on campus as a second year

After three months of relaxing at home for the summer it was time to pack up my stuff, say goodbye to my family again and move back into university. Most second years usually find housing off-campus w…

Staying healthy at uni

Staying healthy at uni – food, exercise and alcohol

There are no wishy-washy subjects like PSHE at university like you have at school. All the stuff that school taught you in “physical social and health education” that you’re supposed to take on board …

reading week at university

Reading week – time to party?

As of today I know that I won’t have any more classes for at least a week. I might not have been back at university for that long, but already the deadlines have crept up and I’m falling behind with s…

Paying bills at university

Bills bills bills: keeping your student finances in order

Destiny’s Child song Bills Bills Bills does not make receiving a bill any easier, unfortunately. The ”good for nothing type of brother” - men taking advantage of my financial situation would be my wat…

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