Freshers' blog

Category archive: Staying on track

Pros and cons of part-time work while studying at university

Aside from the extra cash, there are lots of other great advantages to working part-time; but like most things, there are also some disadvantages. If you’re thinking of getting a part-time job, it’s worth taking a peek at the pros and cons we’ve collated.

Managing money and sticking to a budget

For some, moving to University may be your first experience with independently managing your finances while being away from home. We’ve got some tips and advice to help you stay on track, and in the black.

Why Freshers should attend the Graduate and Placement Fair

You may or may not be aware that next week, on campus,  we host The Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair – the University’s flagship careers event and the biggest university careers fair in the UK, attracting over 6000 students and 200 organisations.

4 exam stress-busting techniques

Exams come around twice a year, and they can be the most stressful time in the academic calendar for some students.

Is a placement year for you?

If you’re at the end of your first year or starting second year, you may have heard the word ‘placement’ bandied around campus. At Loughborough, we’re proud to be able to offer the option of a placement year on every undergraduate course; but a placement year isn’t for everyone.

Myth busting tips for finding student accommodation

Now you’ve settled into student life here at Loughborough, your mind has probably already turned towards finding accommodation for next year. To help you in your task, the experts in Student Advice and Support Service are here to bust some rogue myths and set you on the right track.

Not the course for you?

It takes time to settle into university and a new lifestyle. But in a small number of cases, some students get to university and, after a few weeks, realise that the course they applied for is not for them; and this is OK!

Making the most of your one-on-one Tutor meetings

During your first year, you’ll have a number of opportunities to meet with your personal tutor on a one-to-one basis. At first, these meetings might seem a little awkward, or you may feel like you have nothing to say. It’s not often that students get the chance to speak to the academic staff in their […]

Introduction to Sport at Loughborough

At Loughborough Sport we are passionate about ensuring that every student can find a sporting opportunity which suits them. So whether you want to play, coach or volunteer, we have the programme for you!