Want to know more about your first week at university, what’s university-level study like, or which clubs and societies to join?
Maybe you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to study Law and Politics, study abroad, or tips on writing essays? Watch our Students’ Life talks on YouTube, they’re 30 minutes long and feature real-life students! Hosted by Jordan from the Make Happen team.
Welcome Week at the University of Essex
In this first episode we hear from Megan, a current student, who tells all about what Welcome Week is like at the University of Essex (it’s also called Freshers’ Week). Megan starts with initial expectations, to the reality of it all, and everything is covered! Prepare yourself for your first week ay uni, watch this talk now.
Your first week of university with Chloe
In this Student’s Life 30-minute online talk, you can hear directly from the perspective of Chloe, a student from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), in conversation with Jordan from the Make Happen team. The discussion covers accommodation, part-time work, societies you can join, exams and assessments, and much more. Chloe details her own experiences of welcome week at ARU, including all the freebies that you can pick-up during Freshers’ Fair! Suitable for all students in school years 7 to 13. This talk is now available to view on Youtube – sign up here.
Joining student clubs and societies with Sofia
In this Student’s Life 30-minute online talk, Jordan talks to Sofia, a student from Anglia Ruskin University, who tells us about her university clubs and society experiences, including how to create your own society! In this series of talks we students from universities across Essex talk about all aspects of student life in these 30-minute talks with Jordan from the Make Happen team. Suitable for all students in school years 7 to 13. This talk is now available to view on Youtube – sign up here.
Accommodation at Anglia Ruskin University with Olivia
In this instalment of our student’s life series, Jordan talks to Olivia, a student from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) who will explain in detail the accommodation available at ARU, including some pieces of advice you won’t want to miss! This talk is now available to view on Youtube – sign up here.
Studying Law and Politics
Rebecca, a Law and Politics student at the University of Essex, tells us about her journey through education that will hopefully end up with her as a human right lawyer. Rebecca also tells us about what topics she covers in her course so if you want to know what you can be researching now to get prepared for studying either Law or Politics at university make sure to check out this episode.
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Explore Studying abroad
In this episode Jordan talks to Nela, a student at the University of Essex, who spent a year abroad studying at the University of Murcia in the south of Spain. Nela tells us about the highlights of studying abroad as well as the biggest challenges so if you are considering studying abroad as part of your education this is one to watch. Now available to view on YouTube – sign up here.
Drama and applied theatre
In this episode Jordan talks to Terri, a Drama and Applied Theatre student at the University of East London. Terri tells us about the audition process when applying for a course like this and she also shares some very useful tips for people looking to get ahead of the game in Drama and Applied Theatre. A great episode for those with an interest in studying a creative course at university. Now available to view on YouTube – sign up here.
In this episode Jordan is joined by Terri, from the University of East London, for the second time, this time around she tells us all about writing essays at university. If you are wondering what is different about essay writing at university level compared with other stages of education then this episode is the perfect place to find out more! Now available to view on YouTube – sign up here.
Studying Fine Art
Ruby, a Fine Art student from the University of East London, talks to Jordan about many topics including why she chose the University of East London, what Fine Art is exactly and pieces of work she has created. This episode is for you if you are thinking about studying a creative course at university. Now available to view on YouTube – sign up here.
Studying Computer Programming
Jordan interviews Indra, a student from the University of East London, who studies Computer Programming. Indra provides some great insight for us on what this subject is like to study at Higher Education level including some of the programs she uses to code as well as the facilities at UEL that allow her to produce high quality work. Computer programming is so important today and this episode proves it. Now available to view on YouTube – sign up here.
Joining a university sports club
Indra, from University of East London, is back for her second episode of The Student’s Life. This time she talks to us about sports clubs at UEL, covering topics such as joining clubs, differences between competitive and leisure teams and how easy it is to balance studying with taking part in sports clubs. Now available to view on YouTube – sign up here.