Right degree but wrong uni? How to transfer universities (my story)

The vast majority of undergraduates make the right choice when it comes to their university and their degree but what if the degree is perfect and the university wrong? Do you quit or stick out three years in a University you’re not really that fond of?  There is a solution…   My first university was never meant to be. I entered through clearing, only through the collapse of one of my crucial A level grades, so I definitely accepted that I may not have the perfect accommodation, or even the perfect substitute degree (in fact I even decided to add…

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Top 10 student articles of 2014

Every month we round up your favourite articles from the month before. We thought as it’s the end of the first full week of 2015 that we’d take a look back at your favourite articles of the whole year! You’ve had your chart round ups, your top movies, now it’s your top 10 student articles from Student Wire. 1) Top 10 pranks to pull on your flatmates 2) 5 ways to pimp your porridge 3) University drop out – the end of the world? 4) Student Wire Review: iDBUS London to Paris 5) The ultimate 15 minute morning workout 6)…

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Top 4 tips for getting the most out of Freshers

The dreaded event that is results day has finally been and gone in a flash. Regardless of whether everything went to plan, hopefully, if university was the plan then you are now preparing to head off to university in the next month or so, which means it’s time to start preparing for Freshers. Going to university, particularly if you’re moving away from home, offers hundreds of challenges, opportunities and more emotional whiplash than you can imagine. While most of these things are great learning experiences, I would say that most of them come during your first two weeks of Freshers….

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Suits for graduation

As a student you might be tarnished with the brush of being lazy, scruffy and generally unkempt; however on your graduation day, you’ll want to show off your impeccable style as a parting shot to your tutors and fellow students. Dressing to impress won’t have been a huge issue throughout university, but now that Uni is over, it’s time to smarten up – your graduation is the first step on the ladder to your future career. To a suit buying novice, it can be tough to know what you’re looking for in terms of fashionable styles and personalising your look…

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6 tips to survive group projects

At some point, on every degree you have to take part in a group project. Some of us dread it; others think it takes the pressure off individual projects a little. Either way, you’ve got to get through it, so here’s how. The likelihood is, your lecturer will allocate groups for you. Just to stir things up a little bit, and annoy all the students that had planned a group with all their mates and thought it was all going to be fine. It is sort of a rite of passage that at university you have to survive a group…

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