Month: September 2014

Your first month at university

University will last longer than an Open Day or Freshers week, and even if you have read all of the reviews online, or Google’s map your campus, your first month at university will be full of ups and downs. The hardest part of university is that you will have a lot to get used to… Read more »

The disadvantages to the first year at university

When you think about university, undergraduates and first years the word Freshers and the thought of shot glasses come to mind, however, there are disadvantages to the first year at university which students need to be aware of to get a realistic idea of what it will be like for them. Drinking Freshers week might… Read more »

How to compare universities

The importance of putting in a lot of time, effort and research into universities can’t be measured, it will only be reflected in how you feel about your course when you begin, and then it could be too late. Researching your degree and what it will be like to study at that university is essential… Read more »

Will University Help My Career?

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Yes, Yes it will. A lot more people are attending university now than they did a century ago, and this will reflect in the employment market as well as the aspirations of the next generation. The ‘dream jobs’ of children are constantly changing, and now, the dream of becoming a Doctor, Lawyer or Teacher is… Read more »

What is the first term at university like?

With the excitement of Freshers approaching it can be hard to look beyond your first week of university, however, we can give you a general idea of ‘What is the first term at university like’? Getting involved Your first term is your chance to get completely and utterly involved with everything that university can offer… Read more »

First Student Experiences You’re Going to Love

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Becoming an undergraduate will entail more than just studying and spending your free time in the library. Now that you are going to be a First year, there are so many first student experiences that you’re going to love, and you’ll never want to go back again! Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered in… Read more »

Freshers: Your first night at university

Beginning your new journey at university can seem stressful and daunting, but one your biggest goals should be to be seen and to meet people. Here is what your first night at university will feel like, and how to get the best out of a – for some people – scary situation. Now that you… Read more »

What is Freshers?

What is Freshers? Freshers, or a Fresher is an informal term for Freshman, which are the first years at university; the ‘newbies’ that some undergraduates can spot a mile away! Freshers also refer to the beginning of university, where universities host Freshers Fairs and events to help ease students into university life. You can expect… Read more »

Will University Benefit Me?

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Once you begin planning your life certain things will come to mind on what you want to accomplish, like a stable career, a good life and a luxury lifestyle, however, one way to ensure these happen is to go to university. Although university can guide you into the right direction, you may ask, ‘Will university… Read more »

What does university offer you

Even though the opportunity of Higher Education and studying at university seems like a million miles away, you should start to think about what does university offer you, and if it is something that should be a part of your journey through life. University isn’t for everyone, however, it does have so much to give… Read more »

What to avoid at Freshers?

Now that Freshers is literally around the corner you have the top tips for freshers and you’ve printed out your Checklist of the things you must take to university, here is what to avoid at Freshers to guarantee you have a great time and not make a mockery of yourself! Drinking too much It will… Read more »

What is Freshers Going to Be Like?

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Now that Freshers’ week is in full swing you’ll be going through all of the (emotions! Its expected to feel the ups and downs as you successfully go through the different stages of Freshers, and here are some examples. If you’re wondering to yourself ‘What is Freshers going to be like?’ then you’ll have to… Read more »

Fresher’s Guide: Part 2

Welcome to the next part, our Fresher’s Guide: Part 2! In the first part we spoke about going out, staying safe and how budgeting will be a lifejacket throughout university and help you survive with your student loans! In the Fresher’s Guide: Part 2, we’re discussing food, money saving tips, reading lists and Fresher Fairs!… Read more »

Freshers’ Pranks

When you start university, Fresher’s will be much more than induction lectures and nights out at the Student Union bar, you may be subject to Freshers’ pranks, and here are a few examples of what to expect and how to retaliate! Don’t worry, it is just part of the fun and games of freshers, it’s… Read more »

What to Expect from Freshers’

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Now that you’re on your way to obtaining a university degree, you have your reading books on your new desk, your clothes are neatly folded in your wardrobe and your stuffed teddy bears are in alphabetical order on your bedspread; everything that could happen has happened, right? No! Freshers’ will bring lots to wonderful new… Read more »

Fresher’s Guide: Part 1

Starting university this Autumn? Read our top tips on what it will be like during Fresher’s week and the weeks that follow into the new term. The new university experience can seem daunting but, after a few weeks it will all feel like second nature. This is our Fresher’s Guide: Part 1. Out on the… Read more »

What to get sorted before term starts

Being prepared for university and becoming a full-time student requires more planning than to pack a pair of each clothing you own and to buy content insurance! There is so much to get sorted before term starts, and these aren’t essential, but are extremely helpful in preparing you for your undergraduate year! Stationary The great… Read more »

Freshers: the first week of university

You have unpacked your childhood, hung up all of the pictures you own of you and your friends, and left your door open the first day you moved into halls, so, what’s next? Your first week of university, and especially Freshers’ is going to be a fantastic experience, and here is a lowdown of what it… Read more »

Why you should turn up to your first lectures

The first lectures of university are usually full of ice breakers, general topics and a small discussion to get you thinking about the rest of the year, and although they don’t sound too interesting you still need to go! With Fresher’s week still sore on your liver, stomach and sleeping pattern, it can be hard… Read more »

Give yourself adequate time for your decision about university

It can be really exciting choosing what you will you do for the next three years of your life, picking a university and deciding where to move out and on, however, you should give yourself adequate time for your decision about university – and never rush. Higher education is a huge step for each and… Read more »

Thinking about university

During school or whilst taking your A-Levels it can seem daunting when your teachers are telling you to map out your future and to have a career plan ready. Although the notion of you planning your adult career and what you’re going to do for the rest of your life is a scary process, it… Read more »

What You Need to Do Before You Get to University

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Whether you got a university place through accepting offers or Clearing, the summer is drawing to an end with the new journey of your education right around the corner. Here is what you need to do before you get to university. It can be difficult to remember everything you need to get sorted for when… Read more »

Undergraduate Realisations

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The first term of your first-year university will be full of new experiences and memories, however, during this exciting change you could end up encountering some of these common undergraduate realisations! Don’t worry, we’ve got some other great articles to help you out with university as well. For those that are looking to become a… Read more »

What universities offer students during their degree

Universities are a great academic experience, and it includes much more than that expensive piece of paper once you graduate. Your institution will be full of staff that are trained, studied and current in that field of work and it should be a great honour and experience to work with them. There is so much… Read more »

Changes That Will Happen at University

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University is a great way for students to grow, learn about themselves and explore areas of their personality and interests. There are going to be so many different ways you’re going to see a lot of changes that will happen at university. Here at University Compare, we aim to give you the best content that we… Read more »

Things you’re not going to miss about A-Levels

Results day is now a memory of the past and what lies ahead is your first day at university, Fresher’s and your induction lessons, filled with name tags, icebreakers and getting lost around campus. Although you had a great time during your A-Levels (probably not the exam season), here are some things you’re not going… Read more »

What you’re going to find hard at university

When Fresher’s week draws to an end, the shot glasses are cleaned up, the cold and flu tablets taken, and the new undergraduates have begun hibernating in their beds, the real life of university will begin. Higher education will hopefully be an entirely different process that you have encountered before, although, there are things that… Read more »

Who You Are Going to Remember from University

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You are going meet so many different types of people at university, but a handful will stand out and stay with you forever! Here are some people who you are going to remember from university… Don’t worry! While you’re going to make a lot of friends at university, we also have a great article on… Read more »

What you need to do before you leave home for university

Once you have chosen a university, whether you went through the UCAS process or found yourself going through Clearing, there are a few things you need to do before you leave home for university. We have excluded out the general list, which includes packing and enrolling online, but here are a few things you never… Read more »