Alpha Student’s aim is to help you get the most out of your time as a student. Whether you need practical tips, money know-how, academic help, friendly support, a plan for your future, or just some fun, you’ll find it here.

We created Alpha Student because we’re students ourselves and wish we’d known a lot of the stuff here when we started out. We want you to learn from our past mistakes and unnecessary worries, and we want to share our current experiences with you too.

Unfortunately, the pressures of academic work and other projects mean that Ali’s been too busy to write on Alpha Student for a while. You can find her more recent blogging at Aliventures.

Ali Hale

Ali (24) is currently a postgrad, studying an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths College, London. She has a BA in English from the University of Cambridge (2.i) so any and all mockery of her grammar, spelling and typos is accepted on the grounds she deserves it.

Ali writes most of the articles for Alpha Student, and did all the coding (php, css, html) for the site.

If you want to know a bit more about Ali, check out the Interview with Ali over on Insight Writer: it covers writing, blogging and a bit about post-grad life.

You can find Ali on Facebook or on Twitter.

Paul David Luke

Paul (25) is a mature undergrad (even if that sounds like an oxymoron), studying Law & Politics at London Metropolitan University. He spent a year doing Politics & Philosophy at Warwick when he was 19, had a lot of fun, but didn’t return for his second year after realising that skipping one exam meant retaking the lot…

Paul designed and created all of the graphics for Alpha Student, and jointly came up with the concept with Ali. He creates logos and website mockups for some of Aliventures’s clients, too.