Stay mindful.

“You are Braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem. Smarter than you think and loved more than you know” -Winnie the Pooh As a little bit of background, my name is Jessica and I’m currently entering my third year of study of my Fine Art degree. I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder this…

Starting university as a teetotal

In the upcoming weeks and when coming to university, you may notice that much of the fan-fair available during Freshers week and the rest of you university life surrounds clubbing, nights out and alcohol. I can already bet that you’ve been invited to foam parties, 90s nights and neon raves for Freshers week. This can…

My Global Hope experience…

Global Hope South Africa Project 2019   19/07/19 Hi I’m George and I have recently just graduated from Hope with a degree in Sport and PE with Education. Over the next 3 weeks I’ll be undertaking a Global Hope Project to Sparrow Foundation School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Faye and I, the group leaders and…

Avignon Erasmus Trip

Hi! I’m Gareth and I’m currently in Avignon on an Erasmus trip, read my blog to find out what I’ve been up to… Day 1 – Lundi 17 Juin After finding the correct shuttle bus from Marseilles Airport (very difficult) I arrived at Vertrolles Aeroport Marseilles station and boarded my double-decker train at 15:25 local…

Tackling my next big challenge…

I haven’t always been a professional rugby player. Until I was 20 I worked in a printing factory and just played at an amateur level. But then I went semi-pro for my local team in Whitehaven, and before I knew it I’d been signed by Leeds Rhinos. From there I spent three years at Wakefield and…

My clearing journey…

Hi, I’m Grace Borg and I am about to go into my third year studying Media & Communication (single honours). I came to Hope through clearing. I went through the clearing process because I didn’t achieve the grades for my firm or insurance choices. Although they weren’t what I was expected to get, I am…

My experiences in moving far away from home for University

I always had the idea of moving away for university. As thankful as I am to have my parents who do everything for me, I believed it was time for me to move away and be more independent. Liverpool has been a city I have always wanted to spend time in, and having family from…

How to overcome your worries about moving away from home

So, you’ve been accepted into university – congratulations! Moving away from home is a major step in anybody’s life as you face new challenges, like living with people you’ve never met before, managing your money or just university work in general. Will I be homesick? Missing your home, your family and your friends is a…

How to stay sane during the exam period

As we are all aware, the term after a somewhat relaxing Easter holiday is always the most dreaded…that is exam season! It is the time where every student has around 4 to 5 breakdowns per hour and is caffeine-fuelled off a mixture of Fresh Hope coffee and litre bottles of Lucozade. You are on another…

Revision – everything you need to know…

Be organised Before you start putting pen to paper, make a plan! Good chances are you’ll either have several subjects to revise, or one subject with several elements. With what time you’ve got between now and submitting your essays or sitting exams, make a decision on what you’re going to revise and when. If you’re…

Preparations for life after university

It’s at that really busy stage of the academic year where final year students or MA students like myself are frantically trying to balance our studies with preparing for life outside of university. It’s a scary prospect to know you’ve been secure somewhere for 3+ years and accepting that place of solitude is coming to…

Returning to education after an extended break

When I was at school, there was a general consensus that education was something you did when you were young. After school, you’d go to college or sixth form and then university. Masters or PhD-level study was hardly ever mentioned but if that’s what you were interested in, you’d do that straight from your undergraduate…