What is the best bit of your course?
I started at Manchester doing a BSc Physics and loved the course so much I stayed on to do a Masters. The lecturers make the subject really interesting and that is one of the main reasons I stayed on.
What has been the biggest challenge so far?
Finding time for everything. I have had three years to learn how to organise my own time but I still struggle.
How do you cope with money?
You can live quite cheaply in Manchester if you find the right places to shop and hang out. I do a lot of sport, which stops me from spending too much time in the pub. I only go to bars that have special student offers.
Where do you live?
I moved back into halls of residence for my final year. I wanted to stay somewhere quiet and close to campus. It's much easier because I don't have to worry about the bills each month- everything is included in the accommodation fees you pay at the beginning of each term.
Where will you be in ten years?
I think I would like to become an academic and teach in a university back home in Germany. It depends how I feel at the end of this year. But I really enjoy university life and would like to do something relevant to my studies.
What do you wish you had known when you started university?
I wish that I had appreciated the free time I had during my first year and used it to explore more of the UK. I spent most of the first year with friends or doing sport. The UK is very small and diverse but I have not seen much. This year I am too busy with my studies.
Top budgeting tip
If you need to travel, book your tickets well in advance as it will save you a lot of money. This is true for flights, train and coach travel.