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9 Things That Will Annoy Every Perfectionist

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If you happen to be a perfectionist, there will be a whole load of things out there that will just annoy the hell out of you. After all, you always make sure that things are just right; just as they should be. That’s why it’s so hard for you to understand why other people can’t […]

5 Postgrad Jobs for if All Else Fails

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As someone about to graduate from the University of Birmingham with an English with Creative Writing degree, I know that finding a graduate job after university is over can be a nerve-wracking and challenging experience. There are so many different ways of going about this, that I sadly can’t write an article telling you a […]

10 Gross Things You Will Find In Every Student House

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You may think that your student house is totally original, but that’s so not the case. When it comes down to it, there are things in your house that are in every student place across the country. From discount vouchers to smelly socks, there are some things that each student accommodation will share no matter what. So, […]

5 Exam Catastrophes to Cheer You Up

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It’s that time of year again; the sunshine is starting to appear, but you’re stuck inside, revising for exams. The library is packed, you’re exhausted, you’ve probably had one Domino’s too many and you can’t wait for the summer to begin and for that long-awaited post-exam freedom. There’s something about exams which makes some people […]

13 Things Every Student Has Done During Exam Period

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Sadly, playtime is over and the real work starts from here. Now is about the time every student starts to hate their life and with good reason too. Why? Well, exams are just around the corner which means that you’re going to spend the next few weeks in the library while the rest of the […]

9 hangovers we’ve all encountered as students

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1) The ‘Usual’ One via GIPHY Pretty explanatory. Waking up after 4/5 pints and feeling a little worse-for-wear. It’s not a day-changer, but you’re head hurts enough to make you go “urgh” pretty loudly. Cure: A cup of coffee and a paracetamol 2) The ‘Black Out’ One via GIPHY You wake up, half dressed, in […]

English students pay the most for education in the WORLD

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STUDENTS in England now pay the highest tuition fees in the world, a new study has found. Compared to their global counterparts, the average English student pays an annual tuition cost of £9,188-a hefty sum when students in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria and France all fork out under £1000 a year for their tuition. Closer […]

The New Year’s resolutions every student should be making (but probably aren’t)

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Christmas is over, the bank balance is obliterated, and your liver could risk go into failure any time soon. Let’s try to be better humans? Right?   1) Don’t sleep with ‘that one’ again You know the one. The one you keep going back to, and then regret immediately? Yep. That one. Don’t do it. You are […]

Are you at one of the happiest unis in the UK?

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A survey has found that if you want to find happiness as a student you’ll have to move to Northern Ireland. Accommodation provider Sodexo carried out the survey and asked thousands of students nationally to rate how they felt about their university. Categories included standard of education, nightlife, stress levels and…. takeaway options. Belfast were voted […]

This job will pay £30 to have your beard stroked

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and make lots of money (especially if you’re bearded!). Grooming brand Mo Bro’s are looking for men to have their beard stroked by stressed out shoppers. And they’ll get paid a healthy £30 for doing so. Whaaat? According to medical journal, Frontiers in Psychology, ‘warm touches’ between humans release […]