Student Blogs

  • Mental Health Nursing in Sri Lanka
    Shannon Flowers, Mental Health Nursing student at Staffordshire University   As a student mental health nurse at Staffordshire, I’ve always wanted to explore another healthcare setting and have been particularly interested in seeing how mental health is viewed in a developing country. As well, like many students, I’ve also been ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 22-06-2017
  • Will I make friends?
    One of the biggest fears everyone has when they start somewhere new is whether they will make friends. This tends to be magnified when moving home where you don’t know anyone at all, like those who are preparing to start their first year at university. One of the most asked ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • Looking back at my second year of university
    A view from the science centre of the Leek road campus, both of which have been my home for 8 months!So, for me second year of university is now over and I thought I would have a little look back. Second year certainly steps up a gear from first year ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • Informal Visits Before A Job Interview
    An informal visit is when you have a look around a potential place you’d like to work and speak to a member of staff. Here are some reasons why I think it’s a good idea to arrange an informal visit before that job interview. 1. It helps you to get ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • Staffordshire’s Hidden Gems – Oatcakes and Milkshakes
    As my time is coming to an (unfortunate) end at Staffordshire University, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favourite places with you. Over the three years here I have discovered a lot of cute and affordable places. Today, I am sharing with you a local ice ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • Things I Wish I’d Known Before Moving Into Student Accommodation
    Early May marked the end of my first year at Staffs, and subsequently the end of my student accommodation experience. It was interesting to say the very least and not without its ups and downs. But what can you expect from shared accommodation, particularly when everyone living there has probably ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • How Volunteering Can Help YOU Get Ahead!
    So, you’ve always done your best in your exams, but you can’t help but feel there’s gotta be a way to sell yourself on top of that, right? A way to benefit other people whilst bulking your CV? There is! Give volunteering a go! Volunteers come in all different forms ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • 3 Reasons To Get Excited About Uni
    The time has come. Whether you have already secured an unconditional place, or are hopefully awaiting your conditional offer to be accepted on Results Day, your life as a student is just around the corner. Despite being a year into my degree, I can still vividly remember how I felt ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 20-06-2017
  • Ember Lounge means ‘family’
    Hello! Now, have you ever come across that old saying that university ‘are the best days of your life’? You see many graduate’s yearning for the university days, wishing they had the opportunity to relive their ‘glory’ days at uni. I can assure you by ‘glory’ days, they mean… clubbing, ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 19-06-2017
  • 10 Tips for Starting University
    I am about to graduate university so I thought that I would share a slightly random assortment of some tips and advice that I have gained over these three years! Some of them are just general tips for anybody starting university and some are specific to Staffordshire University. Don’t get ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 17-06-2017
  • The Election Results! – #TheYouthVote
    Hello! It’s finally over! The grand ‘General Election’ that has left everybody in the UK on the edge of their seats has finally come to an end. But let us finally take a breather and take a look at the results… Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all ‘preachy’ ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 16-06-2017
  • Father’s Day – The Ideal Present?
    Hello! With Father’s Day being just around the corner, it is imperative that I find a gift that my old man would like. Which leads me to ask? What is the ideal present to give to a dad? Well, look no further my friends… for I, Jaspreet Singh have a ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 16-06-2017
  • A Student Summer
    Summer for a university student can mean different things to each person. To me, it is a time for doing everything I haven’t been able to do for the last 9 months because I’ve been so busy with university work. I know some people get summer jobs to save up ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 06-06-2017
  • The Mindfulness Movement
    As an Alumni of Staffordshire University, I had the honour of studying there for four glorious years! After completing my BA Hons in Broadcast Journalism, I began my MSc in Digital Feature Film Production. Strangely though, these degrees gave me skills I later translated into other jobs not related to ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 01-06-2017
  • Florence Nightingale Foundation Day 2017
    I was lucky enough to be chosen to represent Staffordshire University, alongside Natalie Brown who is an adult nurse, at the Florence Nightingale Foundation Day in London. The morning session was held at St Thomas’ Hospital, which is one the biggest hospitals I have been in. We were mainly in ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 01-06-2017