UniCast is the only podcast you need for advice on applying to university. From making the most of Open Days to what not to put in your Personal Statements, or even how to survive your first night in halls or top tips for making friends as a commuting student, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about student life and university applications. Join Nancy, Meg, and a range of guests, as they take you through the most exciting journey of your life.
This podcast is brought to you by St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. St Mary's was established in 1850 and is amongst the top universities in the country for overall satisfaction, and second in London (NSS 2021)*. Find out more about studying at St Mary's on our website: www.stmarys.ac.uk. Or book your visit to campus here: www.stmarys.ac.uk/visit.
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Moving to Uni
This week Nancy and Meg are talking all things moving to uni. Meg is joined by Kristen, the Head of International at St Mary's, to find out more about what it's like for international students to move to a UK university and about Study Abroad opportunities, and how they work. Nancy meanwhile is joined by Student Support Officers Felicity and Mike to talk about starting at uni, life in halls and living on campus, and the support systems available to students.
Getting to Know All About SMSU
Everyone has heard about Students' Unions, but you do you know what a Students' Union actually does? To help bring you up to speed, Meg and Nancy are joined by Ahmed, Vic and Tayla - the 2021 Sabbatical Officer Team at St Mary's University, Twickenham. They'll be myth busting and telling you how to get the most out of student life, how you can get involved in your students' union and what their plans are for the year ahead. To quote Ahmed, "it's gonna be lit".
Get Open Day Ready
Are you getting ready for your first university open days? We've got you covered in this episode of UniCast. Nancy and Meg will be taking you along with them on a real university Open Day to help demystify the process and get you ready for your first university Open Days.
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Top Tips for Results Day
In the first episode of UniCast, Nancy and Meg are talking all things A-Level Results Day. They'll be dubunking results day myths and are joined by Emily, who recently graduated from St Mary's University and gives her top tips for picking a university. Join them now for all you need to know before results day.
If you would like independent advice following results day, contact the National Careers Service, who provide free and impartial advice https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/exam-results or call 0800 100 900..