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Starting a Degree at 24

Starting a degree at 24 with the OU, Abbey’s inspiring story

Another inspiring mature student story we have on the blog. Abbey started her degree at 24 to study Psychology with ...
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student accommodation essentials

Student accommodation essentials UK 2022, most useful & forgotten!

Whether you are staying in a university hall, or you are sharing a flat with other students, there are certain ...
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how to make friends at university

How to make friends at university as an introvert (UK)

In this post we will go trough a very controversial topic, how to make friends at university? The truth is ...
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fashion management degree

A Fashion Management Degree (UK), Bethany’s “passion for fashion”

Another great student story we have on the blog. This time we will have a look at Bethany's story, "a ...
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Amazon Prime Day Student Deals

Amazon prime day running only on July 12-13, you might find some very good deals during those days; (please mind that ...
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best printers for studying at home UK

Best printers for students UK, study from home essentials 2022

Having a printer can come in very handy when studying from home, particularly if you like to highlight text and ...
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computing and it degree with the open university, Alexandra's story

A Computing and IT Degree with the Open University, Alexandra’s Story

Another great student story to add to our blog. In this post you can read about Alexandra's story, who started ...
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university at 25

Starting university at 25, Stephanie’s story from waitress to marketing (UK)

A new mature student story to add to our blog. In this post you can read "Stephanie's story, from waitress ...
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Best Backpacks for University Students

Best backpacks for university students UK 2022, comfortable and stylish

Are you looking for a good backpack for university but not sure how to choose one? In this post you ...
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university at 30

Going to university at 30, Mark’s mature student story (UK)

Here we are again with another great mature student story! In this post we have the story of Mark, who ...
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history degree with the open university

A History Degree with The Open University, Hayley’s mature student story

Another amazing mature student story we have here. In this post you can read about Hayley, who started a History ...
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student gift ideas

10 university student gift ideas UK, innovative & useful 2022

If you are looking for some university student gift ideas then you are in the right place. In this post ...
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back to university

Going back to university and graduating at 38, Donna’s second chance

Here we are again with another mature student story. I am collecting these stories on my blog with a clear ...
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find a graduate job

How to find a graduate job or internship on LinkedIn, a complete guide

In my previous article I have explained in detail how to create a good student profile on LinkedIn, which is ...
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student story

Starting University at 41, Debbie’s mature student story

This is something I wanted to do since I started this blog, creating a student story category to share people's ...
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study environment

How to create your ideal study environment at home step by step

Creating your ideal study environment at home is an extremely important thing to do. It can have a real positive ...
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best study guides

Best study guides for mature students returning to education (2022)

Returning to study as a mature student might seem daunting, particularly if you have been out of education for a ...
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student wellbeing

How to improve your student wellbeing at university

In my previous article on student mental health I discussed "less tangible" aspects of student wellbeing, anxiety in particular. I ...
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how to find a student job

How to find a part time student job, the ultimate guide 2022

Finding a part time job as a student is not an easy thing to do and can be frustrating at ...
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student mental health and anxiety

How to improve student mental health and deal with study anxiety

In this article I will share some tips on how to take care of your student mental health at university ...
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Failure at university

How to cope with failure at university exam/assignment

Failure at university is always undesired, it can bring you down mentally, ruin your experience, lead to depression, make you ...
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best study methods

Best study methods for effective learning & exam revision

In this post I will share the best 3 study methods that helped me get trough university more "smoothly". Like ...
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student profile linkedin

How to create a great student profile on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is not something new, in fact it was created way back in 2003. As it quickly became the largest ...
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History degree

Is a History Degree worth it in the UK? (2022)

Here we are with a review of another very popular degree. This time we will be looking at one of ...
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Audible worth it?

Is Audible worth it as a student? A non-reader review

Technology is reshaping the way we do everyday activities, and reading has not certainly been excluded from those. Unsurprisingly, in ...
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student side hustle

A great student side hustle! How to earn money online

Earning money online as a student is one of the most controversial topic I ever explored. Is it possible? The ...
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diet to study

How I changed my diet to study better, my experience

I honestly think some days I spent more time doing this kind of research than actually doing my university work ...
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biomedical sciences formula

Is a Biomedical Sciences degree worth it in the UK?

Here we are with another degree subject to add to our reviews category. This time we will look at another ...
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academic writing skills

How to improve academic writing, 3 essential guides

What a stressful topic this was. I was right though, it wasn't easy at all, and my grades were reflecting ...
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study at home

How to study at home effectively, tips from a graduate

There is a huge misconception about this argument. In fact, for some reason many people think that studying at home ...
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more confident

How to become more confident at University if introvert

Let's be clear here, we are all different and have unique personalities; there is nothing wrong with that! However, confidence ...
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The best student discount? Amazon Prime Student

If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry, you are not the first one. Personally, I didn't know ...
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accounting and finance

Is an Accounting and Finance degree worth it (UK)?

Pursuing an Accounting and Finance degree is without a doubt an extremely popular choice in the UK. Many are attracted ...
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internship as a mature student

How I secured an internship as a mature student

Huge topic to tackle here, in this post I will talk about how I got an internship as a mature ...
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Marketing Degree

Is a Marketing Degree worth it in the UK 2022?

Here we are again with another comprehensive subject review. As mentioned in previous posts, nowadays business degrees are very popular ...
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Business management degree

Is a Business Management degree worth it in the UK?

Nowadays business degrees are becoming more and more popular among students. However, more students doing the same degree also means ...
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online degree

Is an online Degree worth it in the UK? (2022)

The online learning industry is growing at an impressive rate. Nowadays people are looking at more "comfortable" ways of studying, ...
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successful mature student

How to be a successful mature student at University

As I mentioned in previous posts, mature students face a unique set of challenges that differs from other students. However, ...
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University or professional

University or professional qualification? Adult Dilemma

There are several reasons that might push people to return to study. I started university at 26 as a mature ...
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What to study for future jobs in the UK (2022)

What to study for future jobs? I have met many people saying "I would like to study something but I ...
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mature student feeling

What is like to be a mature student at University

Let's be honest, as a mature student at university you are going to have a slightly different experience from the ...
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How to prepare for University

How to prepare for University as a mature student 2022

Here we are, (almost) ready to start this life changing experience, I bet you can feel the mix of excitement ...
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how to write a personal statement as a mature student

How to write a personal statement as a mature student in 5 steps (2022)

In this post we will focus on how to write a personal statement as a mature student. More specifically, we ...
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Brexit. European flag, UK flag. Job opportunity

Why Brexit is an opportunity to find a better job!

We have previously discussed how the environment surrounding you influences your decision making about your future. If you want to ...
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Mature student. Graduation. University Degree

Is going to University as a mature student worth it? UK

I would definitely say this was one of my biggest concerns before starting University at 26 as a mature student; ...
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Right time t study. Mature student. Life change

Why you should return to study now! Mature Student

Here we are again, another year, another economic crisis hitting hard. The only difference with the previous one is that ...
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Campus gates open. Study on-site or online

Should I study online or on campus?

Another huge dilemma to solve as a mature student starting university. So many questions and doubts to go through! After ...
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Surrounded by negativity.

Why you are unsure about returning to study

Every day you are hit by something that unconsciously makes you unsure about returning to study. The worst thing is ...
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Study time. Full time or part time

Study full time or part time? A mature student advice

Should I study full-time or part-time? This was one of the hardest decision I had to make before starting University ...
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Man choosing degree.

What Degree should I do? A mature student choice

If you are thinking to go back to study, choosing the right degree course, or any other high-level education, is ...
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