Why you should shop vintage for your new semester wardrobe

It’s an unwritten rule that university is where you should be experimental with your fashion choices. Honestly, it is the only time in your life when you can pair Glasto glitter with oversized patterned shirts, and quite literally get praised for it. Everybody wants to leave an impression in those three years, and fashion is an instant way to add colour to your seminars, double up on the denim for the library, and even fuel those summer blues by interpreting some festival wear to the club. Experimenting in daring fashion is, however, harder than it sounds. This is not necessarily…

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Money saving tips for learner drivers

Our roads may be jammed, the private car may be a dinosaur doomed to extinction, but let’s face it, right now, if you can’t drive you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage: in employment terms, in social terms.  Passing your test takes, on average, around 45 hours of lessons and that’s going to cost you around £1,000.  And then there’s the cost of buying a car and the cost of insurance, which for a young person is probably going to be a lot more than the value of your car.  Pretty daunting and if you’re a student it’s going to be…

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How to make money as a freelance writer

Are you thinking about becoming a freelance writer, but worried that you won’t be able to make a living? Quitting your job tomorrow probably isn’t the best idea, but if you have excellent writing skills, a strong work ethic, and a computer, over time, you should be able to earn a decent living as a freelance writer. Tips for becoming a successful freelance writer: Write a lot. Start here. Before you look for job websites. Whether you volunteer to take on writing responsibilities at work, start your own blog, or just keep a dream journal, writing takes practice. The more…

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Starter Pack: the official pre-drinks pack

Introducing Starter Pack: the ultimate go-to pack for all students hosting or attending a pre-drinks session! Sheffield Hallam students Jake and Joe have created the ideal pre-drinks pack for students of all ages, allowing them to enjoy their night well before they’ve even paid entry to a club. As students themselves, the lads are well aware of the antics happening throughout pre’s, and have put together the essentials for us all to enjoy.  Starter Pack includes:  A rule booklet for various drinking games 12 beer pong cups 6 beer pong balls One pack of waterproof playing cards  6 reusable shot…

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How and why students are reviving 90s fashion

“Yo, I’ll tell you what students want, what they really really want.” They want a retro sports tee, denim jacket, bandanas, mom jeans and oversized patterned shirts. The 1990s. A decade which evidently blessed us with The Spice Girls, Tamagotchis and Cher’s yellow plaid outfit in Clueless. (Which is THE most iconic outfit from any movie, ever, and I’m prepared to fight anybody on this one.) But what is it that makes this outfit such a memorable staple? Cher’s outfit is everything that is unique about the decades’ fashion, rolled into one. It is individual to her taste, it undoubtedly…

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