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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If you like reggae, dub and space travel, then look no further

Personally, I just listen to Gentleman’s Dub Club to get my fix.   I don’t know what I like more about Gentleman’s Dub Club (GDC); the fact that they gave reggae an intergalactic feel in their new album, or that they demonstrate how music knows no limitations to ethnicity. Dub’s ethos of a friendly and welcoming genre shines through – it’s good, it’s pure and it’s definitely helping me forget about Brexit.   Latest album artwork for ‘Lost in Space’ Standout tracks like Walking Away and Stardust just make you dream of that summer lifestyle. Close your…

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