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About to graduate? What to do next: bank accounts, council tax and loan repayment

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Close your student bank account and open up a graduate account As soon as you graduate, you will need to think about closing that student bank account. According to most popular banks, student accounts usually roll over onto graduate ones, but not everyone offers this and sometimes you can encounter some large fines if you […]

The Ten Stages of Working in the Library

About to graduate? What to do next: Graduate jobs, masters and working abroad

Elizabeth Whittingham
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Welcome to the Graduate Series! A guide with tips and tricks for surviving graduate life, from employment, travelling, accommodation, bank accounts, finance and paying your council tax, so stay tuned. First, employment. Graduating university is an exciting time, yet sometimes the pressure of ‘what to do next’, coupled in of course with the endless questions […]

A guide to surviving halls of residence

Strikes are long over, now students are demanding their compensation

Elizabeth Whittingham
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“There is no question that universities owe students fair compensation” Students are demanding compensation after the UCU strikes, which lasted from late February through to early April. Many universities have reported savings of over one million pounds after the lecturer strike and now students are calling for that money to be handed over to them […]

Write up of AFS Student Survey

Are commuter students getting the same university experience?

Elizabeth Whittingham
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The Guardian has revealed that due to soaring debts and high living costs, more and more students are living at home and commuting into university.  From having lecture doors slammed in their face to being reprimanded by staff when public transport lets them down, are these students living a completely different university experience? For a […]

Smart Drugs: Should study medication be sold over the counter to students?