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Why I’ll Never Go to Magaluf, Ibiza or Zante

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Exams are over, and if you listen carefully you might just be able to hear the clicks of last minute holidays being booked. Flights to Magaluf, Ibiza, Zante and similar party destinations will soon be packed. But personally, I think that these places are overrated. Here are a few of the main reasons why people […]

The best procrastination websites

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Bored of revision, and bored of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr too? Here are some of the best useless websites to fulfill your procrastination needs.   The site: Mapcrunch. The game: get dropped at a random place on the Streetview-style map and click your way to the nearest airport.   The Quiet Place and partner sites The […]

These are the weirdest dissertation titles of 2017

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The growing popularity of lolmythesis, a website where people submit overly honest, tl;dr-style translations of their wordy titles, proves one thing: everyone loves a wild dissertation. The titles in this list might sound made up or exaggerated, but they’re real topics that people actually picked to study and research. “Jesus Potter Harry Christ” Not just […]

The Pros and Cons of Living in Halls

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Once you’ve narrowed down your uni choices, the next big dilemma is deciding where to live. Moving away from home and applying to live either on campus or in uni-approved flats seems to be the obvious choice, but it isn’t always right for everyone. Here are some of the biggest pros and cons of living […]

Meat-free Monday: Why go meatless?

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Considered being a vegetarian but been put off by the amount of commitment? Meat-free Monday is here to help. Launched by Paul, Mary, and Stella McCartney, it’s a non-profit project raising awareness of the environmental impacts of animal agriculture, encouraging you to ditch the meat and animal products in your diet for one day a […]

Should I Do a Masters Degree?

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Choosing whether or not to do a Bachelors degree after leaving sixth form seems like the biggest decision of your life… until you reach your final year and you’re presented with an even bigger dilemma. Should you stay at uni to do a Masters? Here are some of the questions you should be asking yourself […]

Which degree should I study to become a millionaire?

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Forget overdrafts, searching for spare pennies and the bank of mum and dad. A survey has revealed which degrees are the best options for anyone who wants to become a millionaire after they graduate. And let’s face it, who doesn’t? MBA students are going to be the richest once their degrees are over, with those […]

The rise of the spoken word

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It might sound like stating the obvious, but spoken word poetry has been around forever. Before pen and paper were a thing people were using the catchy rhythms and clever sounds of poetry to engage and impress their audiences. But there’s been a sudden spark in interest in recent years that’s seen people from all […]

The worst cases of Fake News we saw in 2016

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Surely all news is real news? Well, not anymore. A whole new category has been introduced somewhere in the middle of the ‘facts’ and ‘opinions’ we all learnt the difference between in primary school, and its name is ‘fake news’. ‘Fake news’ can be anything from poorly-researched articles to news websites that are created with […]

How to go gluten free as a student

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Cooking for yourself at uni is hard enough as it is. If you also suffer from an intolerance to gluten or Coeliac disease, it can seem like a nightmare. Here are some top tips for making gluten free eating slightly easier on a student budget: Free from brands Ever stood staring in disbelief at the […]