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Stride of Pride or Walk of Shame?

Stride of Pride or Walk of Shame?

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Waking up in a room you don’t recognise, being suffocated by the wayward arm of a person you have never met, with what at the time feels like the worst hangover you have ever had. You can’t quite remember how you got there, or...
The ultimate guide to drinking games

The ultimate guide to drinking games

As any real student who has woke up from the night before with a bit of a fuzzy head and that ‘what happened last night?’ feeling will admit…the best nights always start with a drinking game! What better way to start a night out than with a ridiculously stupid, extremely...
The Ten Commandments of being a student

The Ten Commandments of being a student

There’s no doubt about it being a student is hard. Deciding when to sleep, what to have for tea and working out how many lectures you can get away with skiving is undoubtedly draining, but worry not ye fellow students for all your problems and questions shall be solved. Here...
13 of the Best Free Apps for Students

13 of the Best Free Apps for Students

Having a smartphone these days is almost as common as having a head, and a quick glance around campus will prove that nearly every student has a mobile device glued to their hand. Oldies may complain that the youth of today are unhealthily reliant on gadgets, but when used in...
Clearing: A How To Guide

Clearing: A How To Guide

Tomorrow, thousands of students across the country will be celebrating the start of their new adventure into the life of a university student. But there will be those who didn’t quite get the grades they needed to get onto their desired course, and in that case, the next step is...
Putting On A Club Night

Putting On A Club Night

There comes a time for most people when they’re at an awful club and think, “I could do better than this!” Admittedly, putting on a club night is fairly simple, or at least the basics are. You need a DJ and a venue with a bar. That’s pretty much it to...
Studying abroad: why you should go for it!

Studying abroad: why you should go for it!

Most universities now offer the opportunity to study abroad as part of your degree. With some degree courses, this extends your degree time to four years and you spend your third year abroad. With others, it forms all, or part, of your second year. It won’t cost you any extra...
Holiday Luggage tips!

Holiday Luggage tips!

During a trip away a few years ago I was lucky enough to have a connecting flight to London Heathrow, which if you’re an avid traveller like myself, you will understand the thrill of being at that particular airport. However after then getting on the plane home and landing in...
University drop-out: The End of the World?

University drop-out: The End of the World?

A university drop out. A certain amount of taboo surrounds the subject, I was once embarrassed of my label but a year down the line I see it as a life experience. Originally studying Law at Liverpool John Moore’s, I enjoyed the surprised look when I told people- yes I’m...
5 ways to Pimp your Porridge!

5 ways to Pimp your Porridge!

Often when people hear the word porridge they think of a bowl of pallid, sludgy and boring old oatmeal. But that doesn’t have to be the case. I´ll admit, it doesn’t sound very glamorous or exciting at first – but with a little imagination and experimentation in the kitchen, you can kick-start...
More Top Tips for staying safe on nights out

More Top Tips for staying safe on nights out

Going on a night out is meant to be a fun experience, to blow off some steam with your friends and to let the night take you wherever it may however on a night out things can go wrong very quickly, especially if you’re a girl. A little while ago...
Your festival checklist

Your festival checklist

Summer is coming up which means so are a whole host of great British festivals. Wherever you plan on going, there are essential items you need to take with you to ensure you have the best all-round experience you can. Toilet roll: festival toilets are, by and large, the stuff...
Tips for moving into your first student house

Tips for moving into your first student house

University is known as one of the best times of your life and one of the main reasons is due to the fact you get to live with your friends. If you’re lucky then in first year you may be put into a flat with people that will be friends...
Help! My university course isn’t for me

Help! My university course isn’t for me

So you spent the whole of sixth form or college deciding which university to go to, what course to do, where to live, student finance, the list goes on. Once the madness of fresher’s week calms down, you really start to get a taste of what your university is like....
The ultimate 15 minute morning workout (for men)

The ultimate 15 minute morning workout (for men)

Here is a quick workout to help you shake off the cobwebs when you wake up and put you in the best mental and physical shape to start the day! 1.      Push-ups (25 reps) An old favourite! This is a great move for working your chest, triceps and core muscles....
Healthy packed lunches

Healthy packed lunches

Many students forget (or are too lazy) to bring packed lunches to University, and often end up eating processed, unhealthy lunches and snacks at the canteen or the local fast-food joint instead. Students often blame busy mornings for their lack of packed lunches, but with my three P´s (preparation, planning...
NUS Extra - Discounts and Money Saving Offers

NUS Extra – Discounts and Money Saving Offers

NUS, the national voice of students, are a confederation of 600 students unions and an organisation that represents the interests of more than seven million of us across the UK. As part of their service, they exclusively offer students a card that comes fully-loaded with all sorts of discounts and...
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The 6 drunks that you will always meet on a night out

The 6 drunks that you will always meet on a night out

It’s nearly summer. This only means one thing, spending more time outside in the sun. When the weather is nice it is more likely that booze will get involved. It is also more likely that we will get drunk quicker. There is always a chance that you will end up coupled with your worst nightmare,...
Review: Yo Kawii Cushion Friends

Review: Yo Kawii Cushion Friends

Do you want to add personality to your dull student room? Or are you struggling to think of a gift for a friend? I may have the perfect solution for you… Yo Kawii Cushion Friends offer a range of personalised Japanese inspired cushions. Each coloured cushion has a face, name, a date of birth and...

Tackling homesickness

We have all experienced it; that burning desire to see the welcoming faces our friends and family, that overwhelming need for mum’s home-made roast and apple pie. We are human after all, and despite the amount of fun we are having at university sometimes we just miss home. It’s the second term of University; the...
Tips for a summer holiday to Ibiza on a budget

Tips for a summer holiday to Ibiza on a budget

So it’s officially British spring time and you’re starting to plan your summer adventures. Ibiza gets mentioned and you think that being skint means that you won’t be able to go. Fear not – it’s possible to enjoy Ibiza on a budget. You will still need to save up but not near as much as...
Our top 10 student articles last month

Our top 10 student articles last month

Have you missed any of our student articles recently?  Here is a list of the top 10 articles that have been read on Student Wire last month:  5 ways to Pimp your Porridge! University drop-out: The End of the World? Getting your flat party started 5 Brain Foods: Perfect for Exam Revision Saloufest: Sun, Sex,...
New APP for international teaching jobs just got easier for busy grads

New APP for international teaching jobs just got easier for busy grads

If you’re studying to become a teacher and dream to teach abroad but are unsure where to start looking for a job, we might have the perfect solution for you… A free App is now available to make the task of job hunting much easier for graduate teachers interested in international opportunities. The App has...
Ale Review: Badger Fursty Ferret

Ale Review: Badger Fursty Ferret

The Badger collection is one of my top choices when it comes to buying ale. The variety of flavour is so distinguishing and unique that it becomes a difficult choice to make, however, when it comes to a great all-rounder, Fursty Ferret is my preference. It is in the middle of the ale spectrum, not...
Students – demonised or adored?

Students – demonised or adored?

The label that gets stuck on our backs without permission: What does “student” mean? There are so many different ways people choose to label and define the student population, some positive and others overbearingly negative. Either way, a huge stereotype is continuously cast over the thousands of us that if you ask me, are most...
Curing your exam phobia

Curing your exam phobia

Now I know that by this point in the year, you undoubtably will have been inundated with articles or emails or lectures or seminars telling you not to get stressed over exams and the best things you can do to help. None of which are often very helpful. However, recently the University of Birmingham’s Student...
Saloufest: Sun, Sex, Sangria and…Sport?

Saloufest: Sun, Sex, Sangria and…Sport?

April is possibly the most anticipated month in a University sports team’s calendar. Forget varsity, BUCS Wednesday or the BUCS Championships; this month, we’re off on tour. Each year thousands of students descend on small party towns dotted around the world to have the best, and probably most shameful, week of our lives. Advertised to...
The (un)avoidable slobbery of student kitchens

The (un)avoidable slobbery of student kitchens

One of the biggest shocks for students as they settle in university life can be sharing a kitchen. Going from magically re-filling fridges and mystical machines that wash your dishes (wow remember them!) to a small kitchen where you have to share a fridge (that doesn’t magically re-fill) and return to those, what seem, pre-millennium...
Rosé wine review: Barefoot Pink Moscato

Rosé wine review: Barefoot Pink Moscato

While you should never judge a book by its cover, there are some things that are indeed telling just by appearances. Barefoot’s Pink Moscato happens to be one of them. The rosé wine comes in a clear bottle that makes its soft pink hue visible. The colour is an accurate reflection of its sweet, fruity...