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Getting Back into that University Mindset

I can’t quite believe that after a lovely, long summer at home, I am moving into my second year house and am weeks away from starting the next year at University! However, as great as it was having such a lengthy summer I have to admit thinking about getting back into an academic frame of mind is daunting. Here are my tips on settling back into uni and getting back into that university mindset.

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Starting Uni as an International Student

It’s been a while since I moved to the UK, but I still remember the feeling just a few days before I went. Even though I was determined to spend my three years of university in England, all the excitement was suddenly replaced with panic. I started thinking that I have absolutely no idea what I’m actually doing! Here’s my story of how I started off as an International student, along with some useful tips if you’re moving to the UK.

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How to take better photos: a student guide

It’s World Photography Day on Sunday 19th August! To celebrate the big day, I’ll be sharing my photography tips for taking better photos and enhancing your photos with editing apps. I often get asked how I edit my pictures, how the photos were taken or what magical “invention” helped me to capture that particular moment. All you need is a smartphone to get started!

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Clearing: Amelia’s Story

Clearing is here! It’s the final opportunity in the UCAS application process to find a place for the next academic year. A common misconception about applying through clearing is that it is just a last resort for those who have underachieved on results day. This is not the case at all! Keep reading to hear Amelia’s story and her top tips on applying for a course through Clearing.

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Why Worcester is a great place to live

Worcester – the Faithful City. We’re a small but great city, with a population of 100k, 1/10th of which are students. From Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce to Berrow’s Worcester Journal (the oldest newspaper in the world), there are lots of reasons to be proud to live in “the Woo”. In recent years, we’ve also been voted one of the safest and happiest cities in the country too! Here’s why Worcester is a great place to live.

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Back to nature

There’s a lot of breathtaking nature and scenery in Worcestershire, not far from our University campuses. Famous names like J.R.R. Tolkien, Edward Elgar and C.S. Lewis found inspiration here when creating their masterpieces. Why not spend some quality time in nature and get inspired too? If you’re in Worcester and have a free afternoon or weekend, head out of the city centre and see all that our beautiful county has to offer.

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Why you should enjoy your first year to the maximum!

What could your first year at university mean for you? Is it your first year in a new place, first contact with new people, new “home”, new lifestyle, new daily routine? Or maybe you’re coming out of your comfort zone to start a new chapter in your life? Whether you’re excited or nervous for the year ahead, here’s why it’s important to make the most of your first year at uni.