• Erasmus +: Opportunities you didn’t know you had

    In the UK we have a tendency to associate ‘Erasmus’ solely with courses that offer a year abroad and as an ambiguously-defined institution that awards language students free money to galavant around Europe. In reality, it is much more than this and is in fact a very serious scheme...
  • Welcome Week with Georgina Pittman

    With Welcome Week fast approaching, nervous and excited students are probably frantically packing the last of their university essentials, while the rest of us are bracing for the storm that is a hoard of newbies to campus. We purchase our club tickets for the opening days commencing on Monday...
  • Volunteer holidays on a budget: my Workaway experience

    Finding myself exam-free but with zero plans and very little money at the beginning of last summer, I was faced with a conundrum: how could I travel and make the most of my summer with no funds to do so? Searching online I stumbled upon ‘Workaway’ – a website...
  • Why everyone should take a gap year

    Gap years are not for everyone, and I certainly didn’t think they were for me. However, taking a gap year was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. It doesn’t matter whether it’s before or after university that you decide to have one: the year out...
  • What I learned from a month at Edinburgh Fringe

    During the month of August, a transformation occurs. A metamorphosis. Edinburgh, a city of cold cobbled streets and winding alleys, becomes saturated with people and fairy lights. Edinburgh is a city of contrasts; for most of the year it is an anachronism, with the castle and medieval streets echoing...
  • Secret Life of an Arts Student: Volunteering

    One of the best ways to get work experience as an Arts student has to be volunteering. However unintentionally, the world of museums, libraries and galleries are incredibly difficult to access if you want to be paid for your work, but almost any establishment will accept you if you’re...
  • “It’s time to end the stigma”: an interview with Student Minds

    All of us can relate to feeling fragile from time to time, especially in the thick of deadlines, homesickness and whatever other obstacles uni frequently presents. Impact spoke to Emily Riby, a volunteer for Student Minds, who told us about the work they do to help support those who...