Student Blogs

  • Summer Volunteering? Get into it! ??
    Since returning back home for the Summer, I have been making a point of spending time doing things that will help me grow as an individual, and that will benefit my future career, as well as my mental health and general wellbeing. One of those things, I have found, is ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 15-08-2017
  • Why should I be politically aware and active?
    I know I know. Politics? Haven’t we had enough already?! via GIPHY You make a fair point there. Over recent years, it feels like we’ve been hit with round after round of referendums and elections, with Brexit and the most recent General Election being bitter memories for some. Understandably, ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 12-08-2017
  • Mechanical Engineering…what and why?
    I study engineering, more specifically mechanical engineering, to which I get commonly get responses such as “oh you’re smart then” or “that sounds complicated” with a slight variation, but overall people seem to have some conception in their head that it’s really complex. So I thought I’d write this blog ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 10-08-2017
  • What to pack for student accommodation!
    Last summer, I spent days slaving over a list to make sure I had absolutely everything I need for my move to university halls. And come September… yep; I still forgot stuff. Naturally, there’s gonna be things that you don’t even consider needing, until you do! So here’s a quick ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 07-08-2017
  • Ember Lounge regeneration
    A new Ember lounge is coming! If you’re already at Staffs, you’ll know that this place is the centre of day to day uni life – and if you’re not here yet, you’re in for a treat because in September a fresh new Ember lounge is opening and its ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 05-08-2017
  • 10 Top Tips for Clearing!
    Hey everyone, Samantha here again! As promised, I am here doing my 10 top tips when it comes to clearing. These tips will ensure that you are well prepared if you need to go to university through clearing. 1.Stay Calm! Even though it may seem like the end of the ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 03-08-2017
  • What Are Student Bank Accounts Offering YOU This Year?
    It’s getting to that time of the summer when you’ve got your place (congrats!), you’re starting your packing, you’ve applied for student finance, and- ahh! Where’s all that money gonna go when it comes in?! Fear not! I’ve been searching the internet to find out what the UK’s biggest banks ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 03-08-2017
  • Why study in Stoke-on-Trent?
    I have been here for most of my life, studying at primary school, high school and college in Stoke-on-Trent. There’s plenty of reasons why you should study here, but here are some of my reasons for studying here… Firstly, the local community surrounding the campus is very friendly! I guess ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 01-08-2017
  • How To Find a Job for the Summer
    Let’s face it, uni life can be expensive. Food, cleaning products, and little treats like nights out or takeaways – it all adds up. And it’s true that with a lot of courses, it can be difficult to balance a part time job on the side (although – side note – ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 01-08-2017
  • 5 Things To Do This Summer
    So…it’s officially summer! No more deadlines and no more lecturers so you have all the free time in the world. If you are getting a bit tired of binging on Netflix and playing video games all day, here are 5 things you could do this summer.   1. Read ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 30-07-2017
  • I’m Samantha, Your Clearing Ambassador!
    Hey everyone! My name is Samantha and I am one of your Clearing ambassadors. Starting university and especially having to come through Clearing may seem like a daunting experience but I am here to help make the process a little less scary. My job basically is to answer any questions ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 28-07-2017
  • National Parks Week 2017: Local vs National (Day 5)
    It’s National Parks Week! This week is all about celebrating the UK’s 15 national parks and all they have to offer. Throughout the week, each park will host free family events to encourage people to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the British countryside. As someone who loves ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 28-07-2017
  • National Parks Week 2017: Local vs National (Day 4)
    It’s National Parks Week! This week is all about celebrating the UK’s 15 national parks and all they have to offer. Throughout the week, each park will host free family events to encourage people to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the British countryside. As someone who loves ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 27-07-2017
  • National Parks Week 2017: Local vs National (Day 3)
    It’s National Parks Week! This week is all about celebrating the UK’s 15 national parks and all they have to offer. Throughout the week, each park will host free family events to encourage people to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the British countryside. As someone who loves ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 26-07-2017
  • National Parks Week 2017: Local vs National (Day 2)
    It’s National Parks Week! This week is all about celebrating the UK’s 15 national parks and all they have to offer. Throughout the week, each park will host free family events to encourage people to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the British countryside. As someone who loves ... read more
    Blog: Student BlogsPublished on 25-07-2017