Freshers' End | Jo - University of Manchester

By Issy Goode - 17:02

Jo (left) is 19, from Solihull near Birmingham living on campus at the University of Manchester currently studying Biochemistry, transferring next year to Pharmacology.
Photo courtesy of Jo
What's the best thing about your uni?
There are loads of really nice people.

What's the worst?
It's right in the middle of the city, and to be honest, I don't really feel 100% safe. 

Have you enjoyed your first year?
Mostly, yeah. It's been a big change though.

What's your course like?
HARD. Some of it's fun, it just depends on what modules you take really!

What's the best memory you've had of your first year?
I'm not sure, there's been a lot of good things. 

How would you describe your freshers week?
Feeling out of place. I don't really like clubbing, so it was an odd week for me.

What's the best thing about living on campus?
You're close to everything you need, the uni, library and your lectures.

Has university disappointed you or would you say it met/exceeded your expectations?
Well I didn't know what to expect to be honest, but I've liked it.

What's your best money saving tip?
Create a weekly budget at the start of each term, and keep track of whether or not you're going over.

What's your best way to de-stress?
I usually read a book or play Xbox. 

What advice would you give to freshers next year? 
Don't be afraid to talk to EVERYONE. Even if it's only once, you never know if they could become your new best friend. 

Just for fun:

Any embarrassing moments?
Tripping over when the magic buses stop suddenly...

Anything else you want to add?
Uni is a big, scary move, but it also gives you the chance to be independent and run your own life. Embrace it. 

If you'd like to know anything more about the University of Manchester or Jo's course, contact me - - and I'll get you in contact with Jo!

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