Author: Lauren Reid

I am a 3rd year Education Studies Student and new to the blogging life. I am training to be a teacher and i currently study at the University of Worcester I love to travel and experience new places. I’m originally from the heart of North Wales and I couldn’t imagine a better place to have grown up than by the mountains.
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Semester abroad: everything you need to know

Studying abroad is always an exciting opportunity that many want to take up during their time at university.  Whether you want to experience different cultures, learn new life lessons or build up your CV, studying abroad is a great chance to do this. Taking a semester abroad is a great way to get a taste of study abroad for a few months. Here’s everything you need to know about a semester abroad.

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How to apply for student finance in 3 steps

It’s getting round to that time of year where applying for a student loan is vital. Applications are now open for England and the rest of the UK. Student finance is very important to get sorted early on – the earlier you can apply, the better! Here are the steps you need to take when applying for student finance.

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An essential guide to campus accommodation

So you’ve applied to uni, received your offer, accepted your place, but what next? It’s time to start thinking about student accommodation for your first year of uni! I can imagine many of you are wondering, questioning, panicking and even slightly hesitant to wonder what living in halls is like. I was too! To ease your concerns, here’s my essential guide to campus accommodation so you’re ready for your first year of uni.

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3 ways to get your dissertation finished on time

For many, your final year can become the most stressful time of your university experience. For others, it can be the most rewarding and the most enjoyable year. The positives of third year is knowing you are very closet to completing your degree and your nearing the end of a long tough three years! Here are my 3 top tips on getting your dissertation done and dusted.

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An introduction to the Anne Frank Exhibition at the Hive

Today marks the Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January). To honour this day, the University has partnered with the Anne Frank Trust UK to bring a public exhibition to the Hive library. Since the Anne Frank story is such an inspirational and heartbreaking story, I feel very privileged to write a blog about it. Here’s my experience of seeing the Anne Frank Exhibition at the Hive.

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How to save money at university

December is here and with Christmas fast approaching, we’re starting to remember how expensive this month really is! You’ll be spending some serious cash over the next few weeks, on Christmas presents and festivities. It’s important to set aside money for this and budget so you’re not broke by January! In preparation for the festive period, here are some useful tips on how to save money at university.

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How to write a personal statement

Applying to university soon? Writing a personal statement is a necessary but also daunting part of the process. Describing your hobbies, skills, qualities, reasons for wanting to apply to the course, academic achievements and much more in 4000 characters (47 lines) is very hard! To make it as easy and stress-free as possible, here are my tips on writing a personal statement.

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Study Abroad: Everything you need to know

Whether it is one year, a semester, jetting off for some voluntary experience or attending a summer school, studying abroad is TOTALLY WORTH IT! I am writing this from my own perspective after my recent experience of studying abroad with the University of Worcester. I began with the process of applying for a semester abroad, then the interview and finally I studied in another country. Keep reading to hear about my experiences and top tips on studying abroad.