Category: Student Guides

First steps after finding out your A Level results

This week, thousands of students around the country will receive their A Level results, with the contents of that envelope determining their university career over the next few years. So, if you’re due to find out what you got in your A2 exams and whether you’ve made it into your first choice university, read this… Read more »

What to pack when going to a festival this summer – Part1

Thousands of university students and young people will be planning on going to a festival this summer, hoping to spend a few days with their close friends and listening to their favourite bands. If you’re camping at an outdoor music festival this summer, here’s a list of the most important items you can’t leave home… Read more »

Top ideas on what to do this summer

The summer is now upon us and you’re bound to have packed your bags and moved back home for the long university break; but if you haven’t organised any plans for the holidays, don’t fear. There is still plenty of time to get things done – read on for some of our great summertime ideas…. Read more »

What to do in Manchester this May bank holiday

Alan Sugar

May is a great month for many reasons – the weather tends to pick up, the evenings are longer and university exams come to an end. It also has two bank holidays, enabling students to enjoy an extra day at the weekend and get involved in lots of new activities. If you’re in Manchester this… Read more »

Tips on coping with exam stress

University students around the country will currently be preparing for their end-of-year exams, which, for many, is the most stressful time of the year. However, there are many ways you can avoid panicking and, hopefully, by being calmer as you begin the exam period, you’ll have a better chance of getting the grades you want…. Read more »

What to pack for the Easter holidays

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and many students will be making their way back home to spend the break with their families. If this sounds like you, read our tips on what to pack for the occasion – so you don’t end up with a car load full of stuff you don’t need! Study… Read more »

Top historic places to visit near Manchester


Manchester’s great central location means there are lots of places to visit on a day trip, so you’ll never be short of things to do on days off from university in the city. It is particularly well-placed if you want to explore historic places in your spare time, as there is an abundance of destinations… Read more »

The top 15 songs for a Halloween party playlist

As Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year, smack bang in the middle of the week, students who didn’t want to have their Halloween party midweek had the choice of two weekends to throw their spooktacular event. If your party is this weekend you’ve probably got your costume sorted (if you haven’t check out our… Read more »