Why I’m going to University

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For me, the date is September 14th. It’ll probably be one of the most nerve-racking Sundays of my life; moving in with five other people who I’ve never met in a new place, relatively far away from home. At first, University seems like a very daunting prospect, even if you do get the grades. Initially it seems like an utter nightmare for even the slightly socially anxious, and when piled up alongside an endlessly shrinking job market and the idea of foreshadowed, permanent debt, looking for an apprenticeship or going straight into some form of work seem like completely viable,…

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Your Next Summer Holiday – Japan

Japan

Well September is upon us once again. Time to get back to research, writing and plan your holiday for next summer. Planning ahead not only saves money, but also gives you something to look forward to in the bleak times. Having just returned from Tokyo I whole-heartedly recommend it as a travel destination for students. I won’t lie to you; it is an expensive journey to make. My flight tickets were just under £800 and that was the cheapest I could find. Flight comparison sites such as Sky Scanner are essential in ensuring you get the best deal from trusted…

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Leeds Festival 2014 review

Leeds

Here at Student Wire we love a festival, so you can only imagine our excitement when we received a last minute invitation to do a review of Leeds Festival. The daddy of all festivals, there was no way we could refuse… This year the line-up looked bigger and better than ever with headliners including Blink 182, Paramore, and the one we were most excited about, the Arctic Monkeys. This was going to be one epic weekend! Sadly, due to prior work commitments (yawn!), we couldn’t make it along to the Saturday; however the Friday and Sunday were jam-packed with enough…

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5 apps better than Facebook.

Apps

I’m sure you’re all aware of the cliche ” there’s only so many hours in a day” and if you’re similar to me, you’ll find yourself wasting too much of that time on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. I’m particularly prone to this on my phone – whilst waiting for a class or on the commute to work. However, what I have discovered is that there are far more stimulating apps, ones that allow you to learn and develop instead reading the same mundane status’ day in day out. I’ve therefore compiled a short list of thought-provoking…

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Review: The Roku Streaming Stick

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You’ve moved into your new student digs and your landlord has left you the most useless TV imaginable. It doesn’t have Freeview, it doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi and it most definitely isn’t smart. What if there was a way to make it smart? For the past week I’ve been testing out the Roku, which is a small, memory stick sized device that plugs into the HDMI port of a TV or screen. Using the provided remote, you can access a smart TV user interface and add apps such as YouTube, Netflix, etc. Our landlord has left us a mammoth TV…

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