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Nina Harris
Freelance writer studying History and Politics at the University of Leeds

How to write an essay in a day

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Sometimes three months notice for an essay just isn’t enough and as deadline day slithers closer, you begin to grasp just how much cramming you have to face. Panic not: writing an essay in a day IS possible. It may not be a work of Shakespeare, but surely putting pen to paper is better than […]

So, what will our student loans mean in the future?

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Student loans: the double-edged sword. On the one hand, this extra money will help pay for all those takeaways and jäger bombs. On the flipside, we of course will one day have to repay this gigantic sum. It seems that students, myself included, are ignorant to the exact procedure of paying back student loans. We […]

Here’s what we can say about the world right now:

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Too often nowadays, watching the news is like watching a TV soap, with unforeseen events, plot twists and controversial protagonists. The state of the world is always chaotic, unpredictable and tense. Right now, however, with events like Brexit and the inauguration of Trump, it’s clear that world affairs are dominated by the politics of fear. […]

Top ten pranks to play on your housemates

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If you find that you have far too much time on your hands at university, pulling pranks is always a form of entertainment. Careful, you might make enemies pulling off some of these stunts in the first few weeks of uni. But once you’re ready, make sure you do I properly. 1. The cup prank  This […]

Here are the hobbies you should take up right now

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Although “hobbies” might sound juvenile and irrelevant to the professional world, they are all a part of character building and shaping. Employers will frequently ask about your hobbies, and this isn’t just to make conversation and ease you into the interview, they are genuinely interested. Most people will have engaged in sports at some point […]

Can alcohol be giving you brain damage?

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Alcohol: the elixir of student life. But is it your friend or foe? Everyone is aware of what happens in the short-term (see you later student-loan), but what about alcohol’s more ominous long-term implications? Alarmingly, children as young as nine-years-old are being treated for alcohol brain damage in Glasgow. Across all ages and across the […]

Cheap student holidays you need to book right now

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Exams, essays, dissertations, reports: there is no wonder why you’re procrastinating looking at get aways from all of your stresses… Factoring in the costs of city breaks is a balance between the flights, accommodation and general costs such as eating out and tourist attractions. A tip for those really looking to save money is to […]

How to tell he’s just not that into you

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You’ll go for days without hearing from him You might have dropped him a relaxed text, three days have gone by and still no word from his end. Some people are genuinely just poor repliers, but it doesn’t sound too promising if he never wants to hear from you or even just ask about your […]

Only on track for a 2:2? No worries!

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You’ve done well enough to get to university in the first place To gain a place at university, you’ve already had to commit to a BTEC, diploma or A levels. Going through with these qualifications will demonstrate to employers that you’re a dedicated student even before starting university. Your qualifications may emphasise your varied skill […]

What is LinkedIn and why do you need it?

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest and fastest growing professional network on the Internet. It has more than 467 million members in over a phenomenal 200 countries. Apparently people are signing up to LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second and that students are the fastest-growing demographic, so what’s stopping you? […]