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Join students, researchers and staff from across our University by reading their blogs for a behind-the-scenes look at life here and our research.

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14 May 2018

I am responsible for the learning, teaching, quality and student experience in our Business School, where I lead on curriculum development, employer engagement and our employability strategy. Read more…

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1 May 2018

I was a nervous wreck turning up to Islington Ambulance Station at the beginning of my placement. I was introduced to my mentor and crew mate (I had absolutely no reason to be scared as they are lovely) and given a quick tour of the station and ambulances. Read more…

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23 April 2018

Joining a society or sports club is something that every new student at ARU should look into. Joining these communities is a great way to make friends at uni and, though it sounds clichéd, 'grow as a person'. Read more…

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8 May 2018

Choosing a university to go to can be quite an ordeal for some people; I know it was for me. Completing my A levels I was quite a shy, reserved person, and honestly, I wasn’t even sure at this point if university was for me. I was so unsure of myself - never mind what university to go to! Read more…

7 May 2018

Moving on to university campus was possibly one of the most terrifying days I have ever experienced. Realising that I would have to cook, clean and be independent scared me, in case I did something wrong. Read more…

4 May 2018

The science sector is a major growth industry in the UK, with genomics in particular growing by 20% this year*, and Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she wants Britain to be 'a leader in science and innovation'… Read more…

4 May 2018

Before university, I had never worked as a healthcare assistant or in a hospital before, so I was unsure about what to expect in my first placement on a ward. Here's what happened... Read more…

2 May 2018

One of the things students have to deal with when they start university is time management, including options for part-time work that fits around your studies. Read more…

1 May 2018

Death and dying is a fact of life and, as nurses, something we can all expect to deal with at some point in our career. How do we manage this as a student nurse on placement? Read more…

30 April 2018

Children will learn most through doing things themselves and being given the opportunity to experience different skills through play. It is important that children are given this opportunity because they are able to develop holistically. Read more…

30 April 2018

Skills days are designed to teach you the basics of midwifery practice before going out onto placement. It’s great to get involved, be hands-on and practice certain things. This blog gives you an insight into time spent in the skills labs. Read more…

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