10 tips to make your halls experience better

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For some, moving into halls of residence is a very exciting time, for others it can be more nerve wracking, but to most it usually tends to be a mix of both those feelings. Whatever university you have chosen, one of the options of living accommodation is to live in ‘halls’. These can vary depending on the university and the criteria of your choice. However most will include small flats, kitchens and en-suites etc. To ensure you make the most of you stay in Halls, here are some tips to get the the most out of your experience.

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Starting up your career

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It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest times for students coming out of universities. From student fees, to rising property prices, to a shrinking job market; prospects can seem grim. The old passage from academia to well-paid job at an established organisation is a pretty unlikely one, but the news isn’t all bad for students. One sector that has remained stable (perhaps even thrived) over the past decade or so is the start-up, particularly web-based, service-oriented companies such as Ticketbis, the platform to buy and sell tickets for various sporting and entertainment events. Spurred on by the steadily increasing demand for…

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How the International Baccalaureate Programme Can Help Students

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For nearly fifty years the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has been instrumental in helping international students gain a better education. Although you’ve probably heard of this qualification, you might not actually understand exactly how the International Baccalaureate can improve education. The IBO was founded in 1968 by a group of Swiss schoolteachers under the name ‘International Schools Examinations Syndicate’ (ISES). The curriculum is designed to assist education by providing four educational programmes for children aged from 16-19. However, an IB learning experience differs from that of regular education. Here are some reasons why: What is an IB school? Any school…

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Making the most of Summer break

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Breaking up from University can be both relieving and emotional. After hard exams and tedious amounts of coursework, summer break starts to sound more and more appealing. However it all comes down to how you choose to spend your holiday. Three months away from your University and your friends can seem a very long time, and a lot of you may wish to find summer jobs. But for students who don’t, the question of ‘what should I do today?’ seems to crop up frequently. The worse thing is being bored, and returning to your University having accomplished nothing and feeling…

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Share your #SofaCelebrations with ScS Sofas to win

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With the World Cup taking over our TV screens this summer, ScS Sofas want to make sure the fans watching at home have a reason to celebrate every goal. The UK sofa and carpet specialists are asking supporters to come up with creative celebrations to do whilst sat on or using a sofa, before posting photos or videos of them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #SofaCelebrations. All those who put an idea forward will be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize, including a brand new La-Z-Boy sofa and chair set worth over £3,000,…

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