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Elizabeth Whittingham

Elizabeth Whittingham
Elizabeth is a third year history student studying at The University of Manchester.

☃ The Best UK Christmas Markets ☃

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glüehwein all round Birmingham ❆ This is the biggest Christmas Market out of mainland Europe and is definitely a must see. The market offers delicacies such as pretzels, hot cider and foot long garlic bread sticks, which I guess you could share with someone. The market sprawls out under the impressive vision of the Birmingham Museum […]

☃ 10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas on a student budget ☃

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Merry Christmas! We all know the drill, you have absolutely no idea what to get your loved ones this Christmas, you also have no money on your student loan for presents in general. So what to do? Well, ever heard of D.I.Y? Yes, you can make presents at home for pennies! Don’t worry, the one’s […]

☃ Why Students are just a little rubbish at the whole Christmas thing ☃

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We get pretty awful presents I tried to do some D.I.Y presents last year, that worked well… We all know the drill, a quick dash to Primark, bulk everything out with a selection box and BAM! Presents sorted, if people say it’s a little rubbish, try the old, I’m a student line, works every time. […]

Being a Student in the Winter

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Every student seems to have the same experience during winter, from being freezing 99% of the time, through to never having a good coat and constantly being ‘under the weather’. Oh dear. Always being cold There is never a moment when you actually think, ‘I’m actually really comfortable and cosy right now’. Never owning a […]

Let’s have a look at student drop out rates, shall we

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More people are dropping out of university, with figures rising at a steady yet alarming rate. So, what’s going on? And how can we combat this? According to Channel 4, one in ten students will leave university in their second year of study, yet in some institutions, the figures are now reaching one in four! […]

It’s nearly Christmas! Let’s rate some advent calendars

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It’s nearly Christmas and this means that every company out there is getting in on the old calendar game. Here at Student Life Guide we decided to review some of these corkers, from a cheese one, to a gin one and finally to your standard Cadbury one, the brand I’ll probably be purchasing this year… […]

We spoke to radio host and comedian John Robins about his new tour

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  We spoke to radio host and comedian John Robbins about his up and coming UK tour, which will begin in the new year on January 25th. Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner and London’s ‘saddest DJ’, Robbins has witnessed his show sell out, with 27 new dates added to the already jam packed agenda. John has […]

How to get the most value for money from your university

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Always remember just how much you are paying for your studies, if you feel that your university is not supporting you, then take the initiative to make them! Make the most out of those office hours please! I know all the lecturers and tutors say this, but office hours really are there for a reason […]

Quick tips on how to become an entrepreneur

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All that student loan getting you down? Don’t worry, here at Student Life Guide we have some handy tips in order to get you on the road to business success. Here are some top starting points on how to become an entrepreneur with no money and relatively no experience… Step 1, have a plan! It […]

The ‘Perks’ of Eton: Why elite schools are filling Oxbridge

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It appears that elite schools are tightening their grip more than ever on the undergraduate places at top establishments, from Oxford, Durham, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Five top schools are now sending more students to elite institutions than 1800 state schools combined across the country. Boarding and day schools such as Westminster, Eton and St Pauls […]