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There are lots of students out there talking about university firsthand in blogs or on their own websites.
Reading some of them will give you a good idea of what it's like to be a student, or study at a particular university.
Although many blogs are often rarely updated, boring or filled with useless rubbish, we have managed to find some that are generally interesting and should give you a good picture of university life.
If you have a good blog or website documenting your time at university, then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blogs - by students, for students
Lydia's blog Read this for some tips about starting university and being a fresher.
Charles' blog This Youtube series aims to help prospective students understand the application process for studying medicine and life as a medical student.
Stacey's blog Stacey, a mature student, gives lots of no-nonsense tips about how to study effectively.
Rajashree's blog Rajashree is studying in Florence. The blog begins by considering how to choose where to study.
Keely's blog Keely, a student at Anglia Ruskin University, writes about the "nitty gritty facts of being a student".
Channon's blog Channon is a first year anthropology student at LSE who describes student-life in London.
Sarah's blog Sarah shares her experiences of being a first year student at Lancaster University.
Lauren's blog Find out what it is like to be a fresher studying physiotherapy at Keele University.
Amii's blog Amii is a third year sports management student at University College Birmingham.
Bethany's blog Bethany is a final year arts student of at the University of Gloucestershire who writes candidly about the highs and lows of life as a student.
Jaimie's blog Jaimie is a second year medical student at Imperial College, London and talks about his experiences training to become a doctor.
Andy's blog Andy is a first year Computer Science undergraduate at the University of Southampton.
Catherine's blog Catherine is in the 3rd year of her veterinary medicine degree at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.
Aurora's blog Aurora is a student at Imperial College London, who started the 3rd year of her Biology degree in Autumn 2008.
Sammi's blog Sammi is currently in her second year of her Biology degree at the University of Glasgow.
Dan's blog Dan writes about his experiences studying for his BA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.
Student radiographer A student radiographer at London SouthBank University documents what life is like there.
Clinical medical student A 3rd year medical student.
Becky and Hana's blog Follow the life of two PR mature students at the University of Westminster.
Student blogging sites
Law students This site contains blogs of six UK law students as they journey toward their qualification.
Medical students A collection of blogs by medical students from around the world.
University of Leicester Blogs from a number of undergraduates and postgraduates.
University College Birmingham Several bloggers describe student life in Birmingham
Tom's application diaries
Tom, the creator of Studential, kept his own records throughout the UCAS application process, and into his first year studying Economics and Mathematics at Essex University.