Coping with an ‘Empty Nest’ | A Guide for Parents

For your child, going to university is the start of something new and exciting. For you as a parent, it’s the end of a chapter in your life and theirs.  So how do you cope when they’re not around anymore and the family nest is feeling empty?

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Virtual Open Day

Many prospective students are well versed on the ins and outs of ‘traditional’ university open days: what to expect, whether to bring parents, things to ask. But, how can you make the most of a virtual open day? Although Covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease in the UK, chances are most...

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Teetotal in the Toon

After-hours activities at university undoubtedly play an important role, but everyone has a different idea of the "perfect night out". Some enjoy the world-famous Geordie nightlife, but that's not all Newcastle has to offer. Journalism, Media and Culture student, Jenny, is here to share...

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Move in Day | Helping Your Son or Daughter Settle in at University

Moving into university halls, when your son or daughter truly flies the nest – possibly for the first time – must rank among the most stressful life events for parents. But it doesn’t have to be, if you approach things in the right way. Moving in day is emotionally tough, but if you remain...

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How Home Exams are different to Regular Exams

With exam season around the corner, this year is undeniably unlike any other. Revision sessions in the library are no more and bedrooms are both the new workspace and exam hall. But how exactly is this new way of examination different and what can you expect? Here’s 5 things to help you understand,...

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Postgraduate Diary | A day in the life of a International Multimedia Journalism student

Curious to find out what a typical day is like for a MA International Media Journalism student? Find out why Courtney chose to study her course, and what she thinks of postgraduate life... Because Courtney's blog was written before the global pandemic, some aspects of the experiences she describes...

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Student Diary | A day in the life of a Marine Sciences student

 

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Student & Graduate Entrepreneurs Adapt Amid Covid-19 Challenges #StartedAtNCL

There are 203 businesses currently trading that have been supported by our START UP offer, a part of our Careers Service.  We're continually impressed by stories from our community, who are utilising their entrepreneurial mindset to adapt and innovate in spite of the many challenges brought on by...

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How to Study at Home (And Not Get Distracted)

The road to successfully studying from home is paved with good intentions. It’s all too easy to get distracted, start playing on your Xbox, or scrolling through your social media feed, your assignment or revision forgotten. So, how can you stay focused and really smash out those home study...

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