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 wasn’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…

Taking advantage of change

Sometimes in life we end up not where we originally planned but at a better place and circumstance that brings us joy. It is this exact notion that sums up my life, where I’ve been and where I’ve ended up. My name is Pippa Karikari and I’m a student at Hope studying Social Policy and…

Being okay with not being okay

For the majority of things in life, there is no step by step guide or formula to making things better when we have a problem. When there isn’t a single blueprint that will certainly work for us, we learn to trust ourselves and find a way through that works for us. Everyone’s struggles are different,…

How to choose your halls…

So, you’ve applied to university and you’re now thinking about where you’re going to live and the different types of accommodation that’s available to you. It can be quite an overwhelming time and it’s easy to see why. But, don’t worry we’ve put together some handy tips to help you choose your halls. Living close…

Thriving as an introvert in university

Without a doubt, university has shown me how difficult it can be to thrive as an introvert in a world where noise seems constant and favourable. As an introvert myself, I have always felt misunderstood as the signs of being an introvert tend to get confused with being upset or unsociable. It’s important to recognise…

7 reasons why you should attend an Applicant Day

Applied to Hope? We’d like to invite you to one of our upcoming Applicant Days, which gives you an in-depth insight into what life at Hope is all about! If you haven’t applied, don’t worry, you’re still more than welcome to come along – and here’s 7 reasons why! Find out about your course If…