You’re approaching the end of your first year and you’re thinking how has it been 8/9 months already you’ve only just waved bye to your mum? First year is almost done and you’re looking ahead to your second year. So here’s a few tips to get you on your way.
If you’ve already picked your modules pick up your books and any other learning material you may need. This gives you time to get ahead of the game and start swotting up on the subjects over the summer. If you haven’t chosen your modules pick the ones you know you’ll exceed in and are interested in.
You might know the people in your second-year house so why not arrange a summer meeting at the house to talk through about all the bills and boring things so it’s all set to go when you move in.
You could also arrange a social event at your house or go on a Matalan or Wilko’s trip to kit out your house.
Invest in some good quality crockery and cutlery – you can get really good sets of kitchenware for a small price and it will last you for years even after you’ve graduated. Don’t buy too much though because one of you are bound to bring their whole kitchen from home with them!
It’s your second year and a chance to make a real difference on your University life. Other than correcting exam results that didn’t go so well you can also use this time to join a society or sports club now you’re more familiar with what you’re doing. Being part of a society is a great thing to do when you’re at Uni as it means you’re doing something away from your studies as well as making new friends.
This is a great chance to get a job or go travelling. You could work for two months and go travelling or on a long holiday. You could get some work experience related to your degree or do some volunteering. This is the best time to do something different.
Enjoy it – soon you’ll have years of full time work so make the most out of it.
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Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
Highly recommend Mezzino Student living, it’s furnished to a high standard and is in the heart of the student area. Has very helpful staff and it’s well run in the office.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.