Student rep blogs

College student reps know what life is like for an optometry undergraduate and have plenty of advice, tips and opinions to share.

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Eye health is more than just vision

Choosing to study optometry made me realise that eye health is a lot more than just vision, and vision is a whole lot more than just what you can see.

How to balance studying and extra-curricular activities

The key to getting the most out of your time at university, succeeding in your studies and having an enjoyable few years I think, is to find the right balance between your studies and extra-curricular activities.

Life as an international student optometrist

Being an international student has its pros and cons. Here's an insight into the challenges your Canadian colleagues face.

Challenges for a second year

Now I am a second year optometry student I realise the jump from being a first year to a second year is massive; it’s like 10 times harder!

Moving forwards towards new opportunities

I am a firm believer that the new year is a chance of reinventing myself; from the standard new year resolution, to looking back and rectifying any mistakes that I have made and moving forward towards new opportunities.

My experience in the (VERU) Glaucoma Clinics

Upon beginning my second year of university, I was given an excellent opportunity to work in the glaucoma clinics at the Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU) at Anglia Ruskin University.

My top tips for revision

Everyone needs a little help with their revision. Here are some top tips to ease the pain and increase your chances of success.

The balancing act

Employers are looking for a well rounded CV - here are some tips on how to make sure that yours stands out from the crowd.

The dreaded second year and how the College can you through it

The dreaded second year! Commonly known as the worst year of the undergraduate optometry course. What makes this year so tough? And what are the challenges that I face for this year as an optom student?

Life as a second year student

Things get a little more serious as you enter your second year at university. Here's how to be prepared...

Achieving work/life balance in your third year

At times, as a full time student it can often be hard getting the right balance between coursework, social life, work and sleep.