First Year Articles

A fresher’s diary: Semester one secrets

A fresher’s diary: Semester one secrets

Every fresher goes through a rollercoaster of highs and lows throughout semester one, so here’s some tips for surviving semester two!
How to: fit in in Fallowfield

How to: fit in in Fallowfield

Features editor Serafina Kenny runs through how to best fit in with the rest of the students at UoM
Starting University: you’re not doing it wrong

Starting University: you’re not doing it wrong

Why it’s unrealistic (and harmful) to pressure yourself in having the best time of your life when starting university
Review: Pravda

Review: Pravda

Orla Quilligan reviews ‘Pravda’, part of the University of Manchester Drama Society’s Autumn Showcase season
Sports initiations: humiliating, degrading, dangerous

Sports initiations: humiliating, degrading, dangerous

Olivia Stringer, in light of the recent death of Newcastle student Ed Farmer, suggests sports initiations are in need of a major overhaul.
It’s not too late to join a Society!

It’s not too late to join a Society!

How joining a university society is easy to do and beneficial to your general student experience in Manchester

A flashback to first year food

Laura Swain reflects upon the food that fuelled our first year friendships
Things I wish I knew in first year

Things I wish I knew in first year

First year is the perfect time to enjoy all aspects of University life, and it is a shame to waste it by doing nothing
Advice to first-year house hunters

Advice to first-year house hunters

Panicking about housing for next year? Don’t worry! Shannon Winterbone is here to share her own experiences, and give some useful advice about house hunting
The Student Nucleus: Get involved in the centre of student life

The Student Nucleus: Get involved in the centre of student life

A website set up by Manchester students has everything you need for a successful year at university
Embracing first year

Embracing first year

With fear of first year being something we all share, Opinion Editor Joe Evans discusses getting involved and throwing yourself into university
The Fear

The Fear

What are you worrying about this year? Lauren Howells knows how you feel every step of the way… and has the advice to help you through

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