Living away from home

The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Welcome to University where you will experience some of the best times of your life, some of the hardest and some of the most rewarding. Everything comes for a price and you will probably hear people talking about their overdrafts within a month of being at University.  What is the overdraft?  If you have a student
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10 Easy Ways for Students to Help the Environment

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Being environmentally aware has recently become a trend, and one we should be thankful for considering the planet’s current state. From veganism to sustainable makeup, our generation are making conscious decisions on behalf of a healthier planet. However, there are common misconceptions that it costs more money to be environmentally friendly, stopping lots of people from doing their bit. Yet this
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A typical day in the life of a student

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Ellie

Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of
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How to be the perfect housemate

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Ellie

When you first start university, it can be tough getting used to an entirely new environment, independent living and co-habiting with often, complete strangers. It is not uncommon that tensions rise in certain situations when living in close proximity and under uni deadline stress. However, I have created this guide to help you play your
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My Study Abroad Experience

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Ellie

I genuinely can’t believe I’m writing this because it means that my semester abroad in Adelaide, Australia is coming to an end. In just 2 days’ time I will be making the journey back to the UK after a fantastic five months down under. For the second semester of my second year studying journalism and
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Moving out of my student accommodation!

Posted on 30 June 2019 by Gee

Between May and June is when University students start to finish their exams and start to think about moving out! Some students tend to stay in the same accommodation from second year onwards, but if like me you want to move to a new property or you’re moving back then you need to start thinking
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How to manage your money at university!

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Phoebe

You’ll realise very quickly that money is a big talking point at Uni. It is a slightly different experience coming from Guernsey, as you don’t get student finance and most Uni’s charge slightly higher tuition fees. This can often put Channel Island students in a harder situation, with many students deciding they need to work
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What to Take to Uni: The Essential Checklist

Posted on 8 March 2019 by Ellie

I remember that feeling very well. The feeling of complete pre-uni panic surrounding what I will bring with me to my room in my halls of residence. Needless to say that panic was basically for nothing seeing as I only lived 2 hours away and was either home or had visitors every few weeks. However,
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