Student Blogs

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

Blogs - by students, for students

Harry's Blog - Harry, a law graduate student from the University of York, details how to get into Law for aspiring solicitors.

Aimee's Blog - Aimee is a Psychology with Education Studies student, and discusses university life, for the  both the good and the bad aspects...

Chiedza's Blog - Chiedza charts a university placement year, whilst reflecting on the two years at university so far...

Luke's Blog - Studying for a Computing and IT degree, Luke's blog charts his journey through his degree at The Open University.

Manual To Maturity - Daniel and Emma blog about the life skills you weren't taught at school, but are essential as a student living away from home!

Olly's Blog - Olly is a first year law student, Her blog charts her time at uni...

Melisa's Blog - Melisa is studying for her Masters degree in E-Business in Denmark...

Qi's Blog - A first year maths student, Qi journey through university life is shared in their blog...

The Next Chemist Blog - A second year chemistry student studying at Queen Mary, University of London, shares her experience at university studying chemistry...

Simtha's blog - Simtha shares her journey from university into the wider world...

Shannon's blog - Shannon offers musing on university life, including music and lifestyle...

Lois's blog - Going into her third year Lois offers perspective on life at uni, including dealing with mental health...

Hannah's blog - Offering handy advice for students, from a student...

Will's blog - Written by a qualified lawyer, this blog aims to illustrate the opportunities available to law students and to collate information that will help law students achieve their goals.

George's blog - Lots of advice from a student studying at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.

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.

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.

Debbie's blog - Lots of tips on managing student life.

Bee's Blog - Following her journey through uni as a History student.

Ashley Connick's Blog - Read the thoughts of a future law student.

Student blogging sites

OneLife Institute - OneLife organises gap year programmes for students, and this blog charts the experiences of students during their time on programme...

University of Leicester - blogs from various undergraduates and postgraduates.

Imperial College London Student Blogs - written by postgraduate students.

Bradford Life - blog posts by students studying at the University of Bradford.

College of Arts Blog - run by students studying at the University of Glasgow College of Arts.

University of Bath - find out what it's like to live in and study at Bath from these student bloggers.

University of Warwick - discover more about student life at Warwick.

University of London - read articles written by University of London students from around the world, sharing their study experiences with fellow students.

Durham University - find out what life at Durham is really like by reading these blog posts by current students.

Loughborough University - Find out what makes 'The Loughborough Experience' by reading these student blogs.

University of Edinburgh - blog posts by postgraduate students at their graduate school of Medicine and Veterinary Science.

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.

Applying to university diary
Essex University Diary

Further information

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