Freshers’ food: mastering the basics of the kitchen

Moving away from home for college or uni means you’ll be learning a lot of more than introduction to psychologic and molecular biology. There’s a lot of ‘life skills’ you’ll have to master too. Sorting your washing, contemplating ironing (then realising it’s easier to just hang things up carefully), making your own doctors appointments, remembering to lock […]

NTK: Meningitis

If you’re heading off to uni this September, chances are you’re preoccupied thinking about your course, your flat, your flatmates – will you get on with them? – and your new surroundings. You’re not thinking about meningitis. Why would you be? Well, first year university students, especially those who move into halls of residence, are […]

The alternative UK university city league table

Today's agenda: stunningly beautiful yard and terribly distracting autumn #glasgowuniversity #november #inlovewithsun A post shared by Ann Malova (@damnit_ann) on Nov 4, 2016 at 6:40am PDT If you’re thinking about applying for higher education, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high. But before you fill out that UCAS application to Oxford or Cambridge, there are some things you […]

App-y Studying

PRODUCTIVITY: Evernote and Simplenote Both free on iTunes Make notes, create endless to-do lists and file everything away in the ultimate neat and tidy virtual notebook Evernote. You can even record voice reminders if you have a ‘eureka’ moment during your studies. For a more stripped back version when you have to get all your brilliant […]

How do I become a solicitor? All your questions answered

We sat down with Heather McKendrick, careers and outreach manager at the Law Society of Scotland, to find out how you go about pursuing a career in law… How do you go about becoming a solicitor? The first stage is the law degree, also known as the LLB. For students with a degree in a different […]

Understanding UCAS: The ultimate UCAS guide

If you are planning on going to college or university, chances are you’ve heard murmurs about UCAS. We’ve lined up the ultimate UCAS guide so you know exactly what to expect when applying. Check it out the UCAS basics below. First off, what is UCAS? UCAS stands for University and Colleges Admissions Services. Pretty much, […]

How to… prepare for an interview

Whether you’ve got an interview for a place on the college course of your dreams, that apprenticeship you’ve had your eye on or a weekend job, the whole process can be bloomin’ stressful – and people area always banging on about making sure you prepare for it. But how exactly do you plan for a […]

How to prepare for living in halls

Now that your UCAS application is off to the powers that be, your mind might be drifting towards where you’ll be next year. For some, that might mean leaving your family home and heading As if the thought of moving to a new city and starting university or college isn’t scary enough, along with it […]