University: Explained- Open Days

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Hello and welcome back to another blog post in our series ‘University: Explained’. Today we’ll be finding out more about University Open Days. You may have already heard about Open Days or been told by your teachers to go to some. However, what are Open Days? How do they help you prepare for applying to university? Is it worth travelling across the country to attend Open Days? We’ll be answering these questions and more in this blog post!

Study the Student: Aaliyah Riaz

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In the first post in our new series 'Study the Student', we talk to First Year Medicine student, Aaliyah Riaz about all things university and taking part in the Manchester Access Programme. Read on to find out more about Aaliyah's favourite things about studying Medicine, plans for the future and how MAP helped in preparing Aaliyah for university. There will also be some really helpful tips and advice for current GCSE and A Level/BTEC students on how to start researching and preparing for university and how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing whilst studying.

Day in the Life of a Graduate Intern

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If you're in high school or sixth form at the moment then thinking about what you might want to do after University is probably not something you're focusing on too much! That's totally fine, as it is a long way away. However, some jobs require specific degrees, so if you have a specific career in mind then it might be good to start having a look into them now before you apply to university. Alternatively, many jobs (like mine!) don't require a degree in a specific subject, simply a degree in any subject. In this case you might want to think about what subjects you enjoy studying and whether you might like to study this at degree level, rather than having to study a specific degree for a particular job. Either way, I thought it might be fun to talk through a day in my life as a Graduate Intern at the University of Manchester to give you an idea of what a graduate job might look like. Please note though that every job is different and some graduate roles may have very different structures!

University: Explained- University Accommodation

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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 newest instalment of our series 'University: Explained', we talk through all things University Accommodation, from the different types of places you can stay, to the differences between catered and uncatered halls and the key student halls areas in Manchester!

Scheme of the Semester: Pathways to Law

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Happy New Year! We're back for another Scheme of the Semester! This time we're discussing all things 'Pathways to Law'- a two year scheme aimed at students interested in an education and career in law. Read on to find out more about the scheme, its benefits and who is eligible.

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…