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Preparing for university - help and advice

Heading to uni this September? We've got loads of tips and information to help get you ready.

Three ways to make friends at university (even if you're shy)

To make life a bit easier, we’ve broken down three tips for making friends at university. 

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Eight ways to be productive and motivated at university

University will be one of the best experiences of your life. You’ll make new friends,  learn new skills,  get to kno...

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11 things our students wish they’d known before they started uni

Heading to uni is a life moment. It’s one of the most exciting times of your life, a big change, and a real step into i...

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Student life hacks: adulting tips for university

Whether you’ll be at home with family and commuting, or moving to accommodation, there are a few things you can learn n...

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How to look after your mental health and wellbeing at university

We’ve put together some tips on how best to support your mental health and wellbeing at university. Don’t be afraid to ...

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A fresher's guide to Birmingham

As a student at BCU, you’ll likely get to experience all of this city’s glorious hot-spots – whether it’s our much love...

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Working as a student

As you get closer to starting university, you may want to look for ways to support yourself financially. Many students...

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The A-Z guide to university jargon

Starting at uni is fun. But there’s a whole new world of lingo and acronyms to get used to. Of course, you can Google s...

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Ultimate uni stationery list

Getting your back to school stationery essentials when you're going to university is super exciting. A new pencil case...

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Seven differences between school and university

Are you wondering what the key differences are between college and university? Do you want to mentally prepare yoursel...

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Student essentials under £100 in IKEA

Wondering what you need to get for uni? We sent Joey and Josi to IKEA to fill their trolley for under £100.

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What every small town student should know about going to a big city university

Nothing can prepare you for the move from a small village to a big city for the first time. Except, perhaps, this arti...

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Finance and budgeting at university

We have thought of everything you need to know when it comes to money and university and compiled it into a helpful li...

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Becoming a Brummie - Birmingham Dictionary

If you’re not a local it could get quite confusing to understand what some people may be talking about or saying. So we...

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Are you ready for university?

There's lots to think about when preparing for university with the many students asking themselves the question 'am I ...

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Five steps to settling in to student life

To help you prepare for your new life at uni we've got a five-step guide that will help you feel at home before you kno...

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How to prepare for the academic side of university

At school or college, you may be used to having a lot of contact time with teachers, with short set homework and perhap...

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What to take to university: your packing checklist

Heading to uni this September? Wondering what to pack? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate uni essenti...

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Five ways to make over your uni room with IKEA

How to make your uni room more homely and a productive study environment with expert advice from IKEA.

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