Best upcoming events and gigs – Leeds edition

Ah, Leeds. The London of the North. We love you for so many reasons; your accents, your strict rules on the brewing of tea, your friendliness and your eclectic mix of city skylines and countryside landscapes. But one of the major reasons why Leeds attracts so much attention, especially from students, is the amazing nights out, gigs, live performances and entertainment scenes in general. Have a glance below, where we’ve compiled our favourite upcoming events in Leeds up until April.  Jungle Jam 14th Birthday @ Mint Warehouse, LS11 9UD If you’re looking for an all night and all morning rave…

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Students – new or refurbished phones?

Nowadays, smartphones are used every day by billions of people. Devices that serve as cameras, phones and even portable computers have become an integral aspect of people’s lives. Today, there are plenty of devices from various manufacturers available to consumers on the market. However, not everyone has the budget to buy a new model of a smartphone, which can go as high as $1,500. In such cases, you might opt for a used device or a refurbished one. But what exactly is a refurbished smartphone? Simply put, it’s a device that broke down or had a built-in fault but was…

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Top 10 tips to stop you clashing with housemates

If you have only lived with family before coming to university, being more responsible and moving into shared accommodation with people you don’t know can be extremely nerve-wracking. A survey carried out by bill-sharing company Split The Bills found that new students’ top three concerns were: a lack of privacy messy housemates splitting bills fairly To keep a calm living environment and to avoid clashing with anyone, read on to find out our top 10 tips. A lack of privacy In the survey, 25.7% of people said they felt nervous about having no privacy when living with new housemates. After…

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Valentine’s Day on a student budget

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and for those of you who are finding yourselves in the position of being both a significant other and a university student who is strapped for cash, V-Day can often leave you in a pickle. To help you out, we’ve decided to share our nuggets of wisdom with you in order to solve possible money problems on Cupid’s favourite day of the year.  Handwritten and handmade  If you’re really, seriously strapped for cash this Valentine’s, a simple way to your other half’s heart could be through something handcrafted. Avoid large, OTT cards from high street…

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Millennials and the ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’

Living at home whilst being a young adult can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you may get nagged at by your parents for coming home from a night out in the early hours of the morning or for not washing the dishes, but the conveniences of paid-for central heating, food, and a safe place to park your car definitely outweigh the negatives. However, a survey of 600 young people carried out by Blinds Hut shows how 18-34yr olds who live at home may be avoiding learning valuable life skills by allowing their parents to carry their responsibilities…

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