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A guide to self care this weekend

Elizabeth Whittingham
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It’s the weekend and it’s time to relax. Being a student can be stressful and at times it can feel like the world is getting on top of you. A brilliant way to deal with this stress is some much needed self care, whether it’s taking a bath, reading a book or simply taking the […]

How to deal with difficult landlords

Elena Cotton
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Student houses are both great fun and the bane of your life. Finding a house that has enough bathrooms, working hobs and sizeable rooms is difficult enough, so add a tricky landlord into the mix and the problems can seem never ending. Unfortunately, student landlords have a pretty infamous reputation for trying to con students […]

The funniest stories from Freshers so far

Elena Cotton
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First year is renowned for being a time to make mistakes, and boy did you guys prove this to be true. We spoke to Freshers across the country to find your most hilarious/cringe worthy tales and lets just say it didn’t disappoint. Here’s a round-up of the best: Tom, Maths, Manchester About two weeks ago I went […]

How to nail the perfect essay- every time

Elizabeth Whittingham
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It’s nearly time for your first essay to be submitted, and the nerves are undoubtedly high. Not to worry though- follow these handy tips to ensure that all the key aspects of your first essay are up to scratch. These are simply main points on structure and key aspects to include in your essay, yet, […]

Dealing with difficult housemates

Elizabeth Whittingham
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We are now over two weeks into university and you have therefore had a settling in period with your house mates. By now you would have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. You will be working out who leaves the toilet seat up, who never washes up, who plays music as loud as […]

DIY Student house décor on a budget

Elizabeth Whittingham
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#1 Budget lights Are you permanently scared of switching on the lights due to your newly settled electric bill? Never fear, you can easily make lights at home for pennies. Take large old jars, the best ones are big, flat bottomed pickle ones, and wash them with hot water and soap, before scouring off the […]

How to tackle homesickness

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Homesickness can be hard, and can often leave you feeling distressed, isolated, lonely and upset. However, it is completely natural and should be something that is expected from your first year at university, when the fresher’s wave is over, it can leave a rather unusual feeling behind. Despite the troubles of homesickness, it can be […]