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The good, the bad and the unexpected- everything that happened at 2018’s Brit Awards

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The highlight of any British musician’s annual calendar has got to be the Brit awards. Either you’re nominated or you wish you were, and this year saw the turnout of some of pop’s finest. From Kylie to Kendrick, Harry Styles to Stormzy, this year’s showdown was not one to be missed. Who presented? A title […]

All the essentials you should know before studying abroad

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Studying abroad is undoubtedly one of the best and most exciting things you can do at uni. However, it’s also one of the scariest and most stressful things to prepare for! It can feel like there are a million and one things to sort out for a trip to what is, essentially, the unknown. Fear […]

Everything you need to know about the UCU strikes

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Strikes organised by the Universities and Colleges Union will begin this week across 61 UK universities. The strikes, set to last from Thursday 22nd February until Friday 16th March mark one of the largest instances of national union action for the past ten years. The UCU voted in favour of the strikes on the 22nd […]

STOP EVERYTHING – Alan Partridge is back and better than ever

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Call the press, hold the phone, log out of Facebook and listen up- Alan Partridge is returning to the BBC. Boy, is he back with a vengeance. The iconic character who stole the hearts and minds of Brits nationwide in his 1990s sitcom Aha! Alan Partridge and Knowing Me, Knowing You is back with a […]

The best simple and healthy pancake recipes

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Pancake day is just around the corner and, if like me, you are still carrying around those Xtra Xmas pounds then this could spell DISASTER for your psychological-if-not-so-existent-in-real-life attempts at dieting. Well, fear not amigos, because below are a list of nutritious and delicious pancake recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth without playing havoc with […]

Foolproof guide on how to ask out your crush!

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Valentines day is upon us *sigh* and if you’re #foreveralone then there is nothing in this life that makes uni more bearable than a hot piece of ass walking past you at the library. If, like me, you are a Humanities student then your best bet of human interaction in any given day is small […]

Are commuter students being excluded from uni life?

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For most students, uni is the perfect opportunity to move somewhere new and start afresh. You buy some wavey garms, pretend that you and ket are lifelong friends, and invent an entirely new cool ‘i’m so unaayy’ persona because, hell, no one knows you so why not? Unfortunately, this is not the case for an […]

7 stupidest ways landlords have tried to improve a house

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Landlords like to think that they’re down with the students but let’s face it, a lot of the time they just don’t have a clue. We asked you for the most stupid ways your landlords have tried to pimp your crib and they did not disappoint… Katie, Physics, Birmingham: “Whilst we were viewing houses for […]

Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Donald Trump has announced that the US will now recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This comes as a hugely controversial move considering decades of US policy to remain detached from the issue. Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967 and declared the city its capital, sparking intense feuds between Israel and Palestine ever since. […]

The Apprentice’s Jade English spills all about how to nail a career in business…

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Another year of The Apprentice has past and boy was it a good one. We spoke to one of the stand-out figures from this series, Jade English, about how she got into business and any advice she would give to budding entrepreneurs.   How and why did you decide to get into business? I wasn’t […]