Balancing downtime and study

I will definitely not forget my first year of university! It has been jam-packed with all the important rites of passage and a global pandemic that forced learning to go online… Today I wanted to give you some of my top tips to balancing your study time and your downtime now that we’re all working…

Why I chose Dance

I’m Emma, a first-year dance student and here’s a few reasons why I chose to study Dance at Liverpool Hope. The main thing that made me choose Dance at Hope is because you can combine it with another subject. I chose Physical Education. It allowed me to study my two favourite subjects alongside each other….

Ways to maintain good mental health while in lockdown…

Hi, I‘m Melissa, I am currently studying Childhood and Youth with Social Policy. This semester at Hope has been different than any other. Staff had big changes to make with very short notice, and for us as students the academic year ended very abruptly. However, regardless of all the upheaval, Penny and her team has…

Staying active while staying inside

It’s so easy to do nothing. At the moment Covid-19 has stranded us in our houses with nothing to do and nowhere to go. I am the first to admit that I am a lazy so and so by nature. I could sleep all day, eat nothing but snacks and not bat an eye! However,…

How to stay in touch with friends & family

As the restrictions around Coronavirus heighten with each passing day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep in touch with people that we used to see and talk to everyday. We’ve been separated suddenly from our university friends and course tutors, and unfortunately it may be a while until we can all be together again. It…

Staying motivated at home!

Hi Everyone, I understand for a lot of people these days are very different times from what we are used to. As a result of this, some people may be finding it difficult to find the motivation to continue with university work or other tasks they need to do at home.  So, I’ve put together…

How to achieve a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle in lockdown

Hello, my name is Charlotte McCrea and I am a Psychology student at Liverpool Hope University. I am currently a first year, which unfortunately has been cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak, as have many other students across the country. However, the staff have been incredibly supportive through the difficult times like this, and…

A Covid-19 blog 

Hello, my name is Emma and I am a mature student. I am a first-year student, currently studying Education and Special Educational Needs. I gave up my career last year, to return to university in order to gain a degree, which would allow me to better myself and improve my chances of securing a higher…

Is a Masters degree for me?

Whether you are coming to the end of your undergraduate degree or thinking about re-entering the world of university, you may be considering doing a Masters degree. This can be a big decision, so here’s a few things to consider along the way: The Benefits Increased Employability – Masters degrees are often highly regarded by…

What kind of accommodation do I want to live in?

When applying to university it is also essential to think… ‘What kind of accommodation do I want to live in?’ There are a few things to factor in and consider, so here is a little helper guide! Living on campus vs commuting? I found moving into halls of residence was the best way for me…

Second Year Placement Blog

Back in university this week since the first week of December… you might be wondering why? I’ve been on teaching practice for 8 weeks! I’m Hannah, a Primary Education student here at LHU, and I’m in my second year. In first year, we had a 6-week long placement, and this year was the same teaching…