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Two Weeks Without WiFi

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On 23rd April the unthinkable happened: the Wi-Fi in our student house in Leeds broke for almost two weeks! It’s every student’s worst nightmare, but I’m happy to say that we all survived and I’m here now to tell the tale. As you can imagine, the day that we found out our Wi-Fi wasn’t going […]

How to have a clean and happy household at uni

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For those of you going back to uni in September, and especially if you are moving into a brand new student house with a group of people you have never lived with before, this blog is for you. There are a few things to bear in mind that can really change the atmosphere of your […]

Is there any point reading the news?

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If you’re a person on planet Earth, then you have heard about Donald Trump. In fact, Donald Trump may be all you ever hear about, along with turmoil in the Middle East, the rise of anti-immigration movements across Europe, North Korean missile tests, something about how Teresa May is bad but Jeremy Corbyn is worse, […]

Dealing with life’s stresses while at uni

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This blog is all about where to turn if you need extra help with life’s stresses. Sometimes things can become so overwhelming it is difficult to know where to turn. There is a lot that we are bombarded with upon entering uni but not so much about mental health. Not all of us have friends […]

The Top Things to Do in Manchester this Summer

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A powerhouse of the North, and arguably the UK’s second city (sorry Birmingham!), Manchester is absolutely full to the brim with things to do this summer. For those lucky students who already live in Manc, you know how fabulous a city it is, and if you’ve not been before, make this summer the time you […]

How to find part time work while studying

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Studying can take up a lot of time, especially if you are doing it full time. However, you may have a few spare hours during the week when you think ‘I could be filling this with something meaningful, or making money’. This blog is about part time work available while studying and a few tips […]

Why is there so much anti-Semitism at UK universities?

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Whether it’s Holocaust denial leaflets posted around campuses, fascist stickers on buildings or swastika graffiti in halls of residence, anti-Semitism at UK universities is a problem which refuses to disappear.   According to the Guardian, there was a spate of such incidents in February 2017, including a swastika and a ‘Rights for Whites’ sign which […]

Summer boredom busters

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Volunteering If you’re time rich, why not put some of that time to good use and help others less fortunate than yourself? You can go the traditional route of volunteering in a charity shop or helping out at a youth club, but there’s also a whole host of volunteer roles available in a variety of […]

Relationship advice for summer

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Perhaps you are going home for summer, or staying in your uni city leaving your partner behind. Whatever your circumstance, going long distance can be difficult. However I have gathered ten top tips together to help create a happy relationship over summer, even if you are only apart from your significant other for a couple […]

A guide to living with the ‘rents over summer

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We all remember the feeling of leaving home and finally being able to live independently at university. Free from the burden of having to tell your parents where you’re going and what time you’ll be back, you quickly become accustomed to this new sense of freedom. Having to move back in with your parents over […]