University: Explained- Choosing a Course and University

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There can be a lot of things to think about when preparing to apply for university, which can be especially confusing if you don't know anyone who has gone to university before! In the first instalment of our new series 'University: Explained' we talk through how to choose the right university and course for you to help you in your decision-making process.

Cracking the Course: The CAHAE Subjects

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Join us for the first blog post in the new series: Cracking the Course. Here we discuss all things Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology and how they might be more accessible degree options than you think! We also have a great Q&A with Egyptology lecturer Dr Nicky Nielsen to discuss the courses in more detail.

(Mini) Scheme of the Semester: Unibuddy

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It's that time of year again! A new semester means a new Scheme of the Semester post, but this time I've decided to switch it up a little. Read more to find out about the Unibuddy chat platform and how it can help you in finding out more about coming to study at university.

Confirmation and Clearing – top tips for students on Results Day

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Confirmation & Clearing – top tips for students on Results Day   Results Day is fast approaching, with students up and down the country finishing college and sixth form after an extremely turbulent year and a half. It can…

Contextual offers – what are they, and can they help me?

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This blog post unpicks what contextual offers and contextual admissions are (don’t worry – we will explain these shortly!) and how these initiatives could help you earn an offer to study at The University of Manchester.

Research the Researcher: Jack Sharpen

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In this instalment of our 'Research the Researcher' series, we speak to the brilliant Jack. Jack is a Postgraduate Researcher within the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology (how cool?!) as well as a WP Fellow, and talks to us about his journey into research from the Wirral to Manchester, with a stop-off in Sweden on the way.

Student finance: in real life

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In the third instalment of the series, we ask Chloe, a University of Manchester graduate who now works as a Community Engagement Lead at the West Midlands Combined Authority, for her thoughts on student finance. Chloe was one of the first students to experience the tuition fee increase from £3,000 to £9,000 a year, but (spoiler alert!) she still thinks university was one of the "best decisions" she's ever made! Click to find out more.

Research the Researcher: Charlotte Mellor

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NEW SERIES ALERT! 'Research the Researcher' is an interview feature that asks academics and postgraduate students (don't worry - we'll go over what this means in the blog post!) from widening participation backgrounds to speak about their journey into the world of research. Today we're talking to Charlotte Mellor, a Cancer Research UK-funded PhD student who previously participated in the Manchester Access Programme and studied Medical Biochemistry at The University of Manchester.

Scheme of the semester: Manchester Access Programme

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Do you live or study in Greater Manchester? Are you a Year 12 student? Then read on, because you could be eligible for the Manchester Access Programme! We wanted to use this blog post to tell you a little bit more about what MAP is, what students really think of the programme, and give you some tips and tricks on mastering the MAPlication (see what we did there?) form.