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.
‘Be yourself’ and you’ll slide right into university life
“Be yourself” is everyone’s advice - for your first day at college, an interview, on holidays, on a first date, at university. It wears a bit thin, I reckon. It’s used so much I don’t even think it ma…
Getting inside the mind of a Fresher
This week’s interview is with Verity Rowan, a soon-to-be Fresher at the University of Kent studying History. We discuss her about her search for the perfect university and her journey to getting the g…
Tips for being a successful Fresher… and the Library Challenge
Top tips for making the most of Frehser's Week
You don't need to drink to enjoy Fresher's week
Despite what you might hear, there's a lot more to Fresher's Week than drinking
How to survive uni life without home comforts
How will you cope without home cooking, a dishwasher and a tumble drier?!
Getting back into a routine – not always as hard as it seems
Start now to be prepared for Fresher's week
Deciding on a degree and a university: which should come first?
Last week my sister received her A level results along with hundreds of other nervous students, after a year full of hard work and stress. It’s so strange to think that I was in the same position this…
Cyberbullying in universities: speaking out
With recent events, make sure you know who to speak to if you are affected
Taking on a weekend job shouldn’t affect your university grades
Tips on how to manage the work-study-life balance and who to speak to for support
It starts with Fresher’s week: making lifelong friends
This is certainly something that comes with time. I didn't meet my current house mates until my second term at university, but along the way I made some fantastic pals. During your first term at unive…