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Blog - 2015

Posted Dec. 26, 2015

Welcome in the New Year the postgrad student way

Here are our top five tips to see in the New Year, postgrad student style.

Posted Dec. 20, 2015

What’s it like being a postgraduate business student?

As an MSc International Business student you are constantly being challenged, asked to explore new ideas and work with a host of inspiring people.

Posted Dec. 14, 2015

Top 10 Things To Do If You're A Postgrad In Bristol

Here's our top 10 list of things to do if you're a postgraduate student in Bristol.

Posted Dec. 3, 2015

Planning Your Christmas Revision Schedule

It is possible to enjoy your Christmas and to get a whole bunch of revision done, and we’re here to show you how.

Posted Nov. 27, 2015

Can you do a masters if you got a 2:2 or a 3rd in your bachelors?

How to get into a postgraduate degree if you got a 2:2 or a 3rd in your undergraduate? You should consider taking a year out, but not all is lost.

Posted Nov. 23, 2015

Celebrate A Student Thanksgiving While Away From The USA

Are you an American postgraduate student feeling particularly homesick around Thanksgiving? Here's how to celebrate while you're away.

Posted Nov. 17, 2015

Top 10 Things To Do If You’re A Postgrad In London

Welcome to London, perhaps the best city to be a postgrad in the world. World class universities and schools sit on its streets close to cultural centres, legendary landmarks and …

Posted Nov. 9, 2015

Why An MBA Is Worth The Financial Investment

If you're trying to decide whether or not it is worthwhile embarking on a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, then the short answer is yes. It may be the …

Posted Nov. 2, 2015

Enjoy Bonfire Night the Postgrad International Student Way

Have you heard of the UK's Guy Fawkes night, celebrated on November 5th? Here are tips to make the most out of the celebration as a postgrad student.

Posted Oct. 22, 2015

Spooky Tips for a Postgrad Halloween

The two times in your life that you get to fully enjoy Halloween are childhood and as a student, so get ready for the scariest night of your life!

Posted Oct. 19, 2015

Basic essay skills every postgrad should know

Do you know the essential skills when it comes to writing an essay? There are some that every postgraduate student should know, read on to find out.

Posted Oct. 12, 2015

5 academic things to do in your first term

The first year of your postgraduate studies is likely to be unforgettable. Here are some bucket list ideas for your first academic year.

Posted Oct. 5, 2015

What? Where? Why? When? How? Is A PhD Right For Me?

A PhD is a great option for anyone who wishes to add another qualification to their CV and focus their studies but is it the right choice for you?

Posted Sept. 28, 2015

Top 5 European Destinations for UK Postgrads With A Sense Of Adventure

Without further ado, here is our list of the top five European countries for those considering going abroad for postgraduate study.

Posted Sept. 21, 2015

What Clubs & Societies Should You Join As A Postgrad

By joining a few societies you may find yourself doing something that you have a real passion for, and can see yourself wanting to do everyday. Lets look at what …

Posted Sept. 15, 2015

Back to School… An introduction to being a postgrad

Are you worried that going back to uni after completing your undergraduate degree is not going to be easy? Iron out the creases with our advice.

Posted Sept. 8, 2015

5 Moments Every Postgrad Student Knows

Whilst at university, be prepared to encounter the 5 following student experiences that every postgrad has lived at least once...

Posted Sept. 1, 2015

5 Ways to Adjust to Life as a Postgrad Student

Do you fear that life as a postgraduate student won't be so exciting as it was when you did your undergrad? Here are 5 ways to adjust to the change.

Posted Aug. 10, 2015

Dealing with first draft dissertation fallout

Here's how to deal with the fallout from the first draft of your dissertation

Posted Aug. 3, 2015

Study Tip: Learn to be a morning person

The good news - it's possible to learn to become a morning person! But where to start?

Posted July 27, 2015

Deep Clean Your Student Renting Deposit Back!

Are you about to leave your student accommodation, and it needs a deep clean in order for you to get back your deposit? Here are some handy tips.

Posted July 20, 2015

Taking a Masters Module Outside Your Subject

What are the advantages of taking a module outside of your school/subject - and just how far outside it should you go?

Posted July 13, 2015

How Vitamin D Can Improve Your Grades

Did you know that one of the big things that lots of people lack in their diet is also one of the things that can make a huge difference to …

Posted July 6, 2015

Student City Guide: Swansea

Let's take a look at Swansea and just what it's like to live and study there as a postgrad student.

Posted June 29, 2015

Student Renting: Dealing with Disasters

Had a little damage in your rented student accommodation? Know your rights so you don't get into trouble

Posted June 22, 2015

Earn Money From Student Exams (Sort Of)

Did you know that you can earn money from invigilating and mark-checking undergraduate exams? Find out more here!

Posted June 15, 2015

5 Reasons for Postgrads to Go Home for Father's Day

Here are five good reasons that you should go home and visit your father on that one day of the year that is all about him...Fathers Day.

Posted June 8, 2015

Spotlight on: Postgrad Study in Veterinary Sciences

There are a multitude of specialist areas within the veterinary profession and ones that can be explored through a variety of postgraduate courses available across the UK. More

Posted May 29, 2015

Revise Like A Genius: Top Tips For Postgrads

Exam time is upon us so here we have some essential advice for postgraduates on how to revise like a genius... Enjoy!

Posted May 15, 2015

Dealing With A Bad Student Landlord

Did you know that, as a tenant, even if you are a student, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure your landlord's actions are lawful?

Posted April 30, 2015

How To Get Your Postgrad Thesis Printed

After months of hard work you are now ready to get your thesis printed and handed in on time. Here are top tips to help you get through this last …

Posted April 27, 2015

Student City Guide: Newcastle

Newcastle is one of the popular choices for students studying postgraduate courses. With over 50,000 students living in the city, it is pretty important to scheme for students here. It …

Posted April 23, 2015

5 Types of People You'll Meet on an LLM course

What kinds of people are you likely to be meeting if you've just enrolled on an LLM course? In this post, we look at the profile of LLM students.

Posted April 20, 2015

What Student Theatre Can Do For You!

Student theatre can seem a little intimidating at first, especially if you're a postgrad – but it's worth trying out

Posted April 16, 2015

Spotlight on: Postgrad Study in Architecture

Architecture postgraduate degrees are centred around practical, hands-on projects designed to help students think about solutions to specific design problems in a number of different scenarios. Here is your guide …

Posted April 13, 2015

Top Memory Tricks Postgrads Can Learn

Postgraduate study often has a strong focus on the written word – here's how to get ahead with this skill

Posted April 10, 2015

Student Renting: Estate Agents or Private Landlords?

What's the best way to find a postgraduate student house? Here we take a look at your options

Posted April 8, 2015

Student City Guide: Plymouth

Find out how Plymouth can offer a great deal if you wish to study a postgraduate course in an affordable place with plenty of opportunities.

Posted April 1, 2015

Spotlight On: Postgrad Study in Botany

Are you interested in postgraduate study in Botany? If the answer is yes then read on as we have the lowdown

Posted March 30, 2015

Studying Abroad: Dealing with Homesickness

Homesickness as a postgraduate student can be made better, or even overcome, if you follow the right steps – here's how

Posted March 27, 2015

Balancing your PhD and Your Relationship

Are you worried that your PhD commitments might take time away from your other half? They probably will, here's how to manage them successfully.

Posted March 25, 2015

Must-Reads for PhD students

Reading more after a long day of studying might be the last thing you want to do, but there are life-changing books out there that will help you study smarter

Posted March 23, 2015

Creating the Perfect Postgrad Study Space

Do you know how to create the perfect spot for studying? This is a careful decision that every postgraduate student should make early on.

Posted March 20, 2015

Student Saving Tip: Looking for Odd Jobs

An odd job can be a perfect way to make a little extra money in your free time if you can’t fit in any more shifts between study sessions – …

Posted March 18, 2015

Postgrad Careers: What if you don't have plans?

Still not sure what you want to do with your life? Let's take a look at some of your options

Posted March 16, 2015

How Video Games Can Help You Study

Believe it or not, video games can actually help you during your studies. They have been proven to improve mood, ward off anxiety and promote relaxation. Lets see how they …

Posted March 13, 2015

Student City Guide: Birmingham

Here's our postgraduate student guide to living in Birmingham...

Posted March 11, 2015

Spotlight on: Postgrad Study in Ecology

A postgrad degree in ecology is ideal for people who have a bachelors degree in ecology and want to take the study to the next level.

Posted March 9, 2015

Studying Abroad: Organising Friend Visits!

Here are a few things you need to think about when organising friend visits to your postgraduate university

Posted March 6, 2015

Postgrad Funding: The New HEFCE Support Scheme

A new initiative has been introduced that you should definitely take advantage of! The HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme consists of 10,000 loans of £10,000 (that's £100 million!) being available to …

Posted March 4, 2015

Student Saving Tip: Upcycle Your Junk!

It can't be easy if you are a student living on a budget, so a good option is to make most use of what you have. Here's how!

Posted March 2, 2015

5 Types of Postgrad Supervisor We All Know

Like a cross between a Jedi, Mr Miyagi and Big Bird on Sesame Street, a good postgrad supervisor is an educational wizard, a wise oak of learning that you will …

Posted Feb. 27, 2015

Surviving Being Teetotal at University

Being a teetotal in university can seem unrealistic when students wish to network socially and professionally with people they come in contact with. However more and more people are choosing …

Posted Feb. 25, 2015

Postgrad Student Energy Solutions That AREN'T Coffee!

Coffee is not always the best way to keep yourself awake for a long study session. What are your other options?

Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Building the Perfect Postgrad Studying Playlist

Did you know that certain music can improve concentration? Here's how to build the perfect postgraduate playlist for your long study days.

Posted Feb. 20, 2015

What If You Don’t Get Along With Your Housemates?

It's tricky when you don't get on with your student housemates, but how should you deal with this situation?

Posted Feb. 18, 2015

Postgrad Careers: When it Doesn't Work Out

We all have high hopes for our careers after university, but what about if it doesn't work out as expected?

Posted Feb. 16, 2015

Where to Look if You're a Postgrad LGBTQ Student

University is the time where many people figure out who they are and what they want from life. Find out more

Posted Feb. 13, 2015

Postgrad Careers - What to Watch for in Group Interviews

Of all the evil obstacle races man has invented to punish his fellow man, perhaps the most sinister of all is the group interview – but it's not as bad …

Posted Feb. 12, 2015

Finding Student Accommodation in Liverpool

Are you about to start your postgraduate degree in Liverpool, and are currently searching for good accommodation? We take a look at your options.

Posted Feb. 11, 2015

5 Things Single Students Should Do on Valentines

How can you celebrate the fact that you are single? By using our guide to five fun activities to do this February 14th

Posted Feb. 9, 2015

Writing Postgrad Notes You Can Revise From

It's imperative to write postgraduate notes that you can revise from - this blog tells you how!

Posted Feb. 6, 2015

Twitter: Perfect for Postgrads or a Procrastination Tool?

Twitter’s benefits and disadvantages for a postgraduate student can often be identical – so what does this mean?

Posted Feb. 4, 2015

After Exams - Dealing With Unexpected Results

What do you do when you don't get the results you wanted, or did far better than anyone was expecting. Here are some ways that you can seek help.

Posted Feb. 2, 2015

5 Types of Postgrad We All Know

From pancreas to playboys, we will all know these five types of students, and if you don’t they are probably you. Let's take a look

Posted Jan. 30, 2015

Spotlight On: Postgrad Studies in Politics

Studying Politics as a postgraduate student is a deeply rewarding subject choice and could open the door to some interesting careers – find out more

Posted Jan. 28, 2015

Student Unions – What's on Offer?

Your students' union should be an important part of your postgraduate university experience – find out how you can join in with the activities

Posted Jan. 26, 2015

Student City Guide: Lincoln

The pretty and historic Cathedral city of Lincoln in home to two universities, the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University. More...

Posted Jan. 23, 2015

Cheap and Cute Ideas For Your Postgrad Valentine

With sensible penny pinching in mind, her we present some of the best ideas for still being able to have a romantic but low-cost Valentines Day.

Posted Jan. 21, 2015

Postgrad Careers: Where to Learn New Skills

What employers are looking for now are so-called ‘value added’ elements, work-related skills and achievement you have gained outside of the classroom or workplace – more

Posted Jan. 19, 2015

Don't Lose Your Postgrad Work – Free Antivirus Programs

If you have a laptop, computer or notebook, you need to have an antivirus - here we have some recommendations for you

Posted Jan. 14, 2015

Top 10 Films to See Before You Leave University

Here are top 10 films that you must watch before you leave University.

Posted Jan. 12, 2015

Postgrad Careers: Make your CV a piece of art!

Your CV is a crucial tool to get yourself that coveted career – so let's take a look at how to craft ir perfectly

Posted Jan. 9, 2015

Getting Fit for Free – A Student Guide to Exercise

Here are various ways in which you can keep yourself active and fit whilst studying.

Posted Jan. 7, 2015

Studying Abroad: 10 Things to do in your new country

If you have secured a place to study in a new country, then it is imperative that you make the most of your free time exploring the new place! We …

Posted Jan. 5, 2015

5 Cheap and Healthy Foods for When You're Broke

Here’s some tasty and simple options that mean you don’t have to sacrifice your health when the money runs out as a postgraduate student

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