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23 posts found in the "Your Stories" topic.


Dr Ava Brown: Pressures of studying during COVID-19

Dr Ava Brown, a social enterprise student, talks about how close she came to quitting her course and the support she received.

  03 Nov 2020 y   1 min read

Tags:   Covid-19   Mature Student   Stress

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Nathan Magee: How to create renaissance images on a shoestring budget

Nathan Magee is a second year BA Hons Photography with Video student at our Belfast campus. His work delves into the weird and wonderful and tackles everyday spaces to make them his own through inspirations such as Brooke Shaden, Annie Lebovitz, Helen Sloan and countless others.

  15 Mar 2021 y   4 min read

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Caoimhe Clements: Student mental wellbeing

Caoimhe tells us about the support she received from Ulster University when she was struggling with her mental health.

  27 Nov 2020 y   1 min read

Tags:   Self-care

  Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

Jack Brown: The science of juggling

Learn about Ulster University course rep, Jack Brown, and how he got into Biology.

  09 Nov 2020 y   1 min read

Tags:   Course Rep

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Virginia Cooley: Preparing for a dream career

Virginia, a cinematic arts student from Pennsylvania, shares her experience of Ulster University.

  02 Nov 2020 y   0 min read

Tags:   Cinematic Arts   Magee   International Student

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Andrew's story: What it's like to study at Ulster University

Andrew, a mature, adult nursing student who started this year, shares his experience of Ulster University.

  02 Nov 2020 y   0 min read

Tags:   Mature Student   Magee

  Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

Claire Calvert: Founder of Get Toasted NI

How an evening of S’mores on the beach at White Rocks, Portrush ignited the vision of a now successful business for UU graduate, Claire Calvert.

  18 Mar 2021 y   3 min read

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  Careers   Your Stories

Émer Stinson: Landing your dream placement

Thinking about placement? Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want. Read advice from current UU student, Émer Stinson, and how she landed her dream placement with Morrow Communications.

  06 Jan 2021 y   4 min read

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Jill Robinson: On placements, graduations and advice to new students

Jill, a recent graduate from Ulster University, shares her experience, and tells us what it was like graduating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  05 Nov 2020 y   1 min read

Tags:   Graduate   Placement   Magee

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Codi-Lea's story: Panic attacks and student support

Codi-Lea, a student, outlines her battle with anxiety, university stress and panic attacks and the support she received from Ulster University.

  09 Nov 2020 y   2 min read

Tags:   Stress   Anxiety   Support

  Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

Brooke Hogshaw: Living with autism and managing university

Listen to UU student Brooke Hogshaw, as she tells us about living with autism and the support she received.

  27 Nov 2020 y   1 min read

Tags:   Autism   Self-care

  Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

Niamh Doherty: So far, yet so good

So far, 2020 has been one big slap in the face. We all had big plans for this year, and I don’t think COVID-19 was in any of them. But I have chosen not to let it break me.

  25 Nov 2020 y   10 min read

Tags:   Covid-19   Self-care

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Varun Ram: How UU helped land my dream career in UAE

Your career possibilities are limitless with Ulster University. Learn how recent graduate Varun Ram landed him his dream career in UAE!

  12 Jan 2021 y   1 min read

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Women & Girls in Science : Our incredible women and girls in science will leave you inspired

Our incredible women and girls in science will leave you inspired.

  09 Feb 2021 y   8 min read

Tags:   Science

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Bernadette Connolly: Why Journalism with English is her perfect course

Bernadette shares with us her story on how she chose her course and her experience so far.

  13 Jan 2021 y   1 min read

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Eileen Quinn: The recent & virtual graduate life

"Newer graduates are vulnerable in adapting to such an introduction due to lack of professional life experience, and my survival advice is that communication will be your best tool. Communicate often, and use your time wisely when interacting with your new team. Show some character, open up and allow your team to get to know your personality."

  15 Jan 2021 y   6 min read

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Eva Nelson: From 'dropping out' of A-levels to finishing a Law Degree

Current UU Law student Eva, shares with us her story on the challenges she faced throughout her life and how she came to University.

  18 Mar 2021 y   3 min read

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Rory Skillen: Covid-19, It’s made me a better student

With everything that’s been said, I still want to make it clear that like everyone else, I can’t wait for Covid:19 to disappear and for normality to return. What I am thankful for is that it presented me with an opportunity to make sure I’m going into that future as prepared as I can be

  25 Nov 2020 y   4 min read

Tags:   Lockdown   Covid-19

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Keela Costello: My work placement experience before and during a global pandemic

I had finished my placement feeling a lot more confident about the year ahead and the dreaded job hunt after graduation.

  25 Nov 2020 y   4 min read

Tags:   Placements   Covid-19

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing   Careers

Catherine Maguire: Life lessons learnt from living in Lockdown

This has put everything into perspective, shown us what is important, what’s not, how we should appreciate the little things in life and hold our loved ones a little closer. I think we will all lead a very different life after this, and maybe, that isn’t a bad thing.

  25 Nov 2020 y   6 min read

Tags:   Lockdown   Self-care

  Student Wellbeing   Your Stories

Kayla Collins: What life is like as a student during Covid-19

This year will definitely be a struggle for the vast majority of us, but if we try and get ourselves into a routine and the right head space, I have no doubt we will all do as well as we hope.

  25 Nov 2020 y   3 min read

Tags:   Covid-19   Lockdown

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Kayleigh Tinney: When you can’t control the situation, control your reaction to it

All we have at the minute is time. Time to take chances, time to grow and time to flourish.

  25 Nov 2020 y   5 min read

Tags:   Covid-19   Self-care

  Your Stories   Student Wellbeing

Peter Quinn: From UU to L.A to a social media sensation

TikTok star shares how a degree in Visual Communication from Ulster University has seen him up for a life in LA.

  23 Mar 2021 y   2 min read

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