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Preparing for university

Nervous and excited? Get the lowdown on life as a fresher

5 min read

What's the difference between university halls and private halls?

The experience of living in university halls or private halls can differ, including available facilities, location and cost.

21 April 2022

7 min read

Halls vs home: should I stay at home and commute to university or move out into halls or other student accommodation?

Students share their experiences of living at home and commuting to uni vs moving out into halls

23 February 2022

1 min read

List of campus unis in the UK

List of campus unis in the UK

18 January 2022

5 min read

University societies – what are they, how can you join them and why should you get involved?

Find out more about what university societies are, and how to join them

25 November 2021

4 min read

College to uni: seven key differences to look out for

The move from college or sixth form to university may seem a little daunting, so we're helping you get prepared by highlighting the main differences.

24 August 2021

5 min read

Before you go to university

There are plenty of things to remember before you head off to uni as a fresher.

24 August 2021

3 min read

What your students' union can do for you

When you first arrive at uni you're bound to come across your students' union. NUS explains what union life is all about and how you can get involved...

24 August 2021

5 min read

10 things every fresher should know

Freshers! Here are 10 things you should know before your freshers' week at university gets underway.

24 August 2021

4 min read

Five start-of-term expenses you weren't expecting

Which expenses can crop up and surprise you before you even start university? See what you should be budgeting for which you might not expect.

02 September 2018

3 min read

The new careers strategy for schools: how does it affect me?

A quick introduction to the new careers strategy for schools including an explanation of the Gatsby Benchmarks

08 July 2018

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