Meet Your New Summer Skin Care Routine!

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As we head into the summer months there are a number of ways you can prepare your skin to minimise damage and keep yourself healthy during the warmer weather. Summer brings an increased exposure to UV rays that can cause damage to your skin and make it difficult to maintain your usual routine, especially if you have problem skin including oily, or acne prone. Meet your new summer skin care routine, that will not only protect your skin, it will soothe and help you maintain a youthful, healthy appearance. Moisturise70% of your body is made up of water, and during the…

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Money Management for the Terrified Student

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I will hold my hands up to the fact that up until the beginning of this year, I have been oblivious when it comes to my finances. The reasons for this are many, but primarily the fact that I have Dyscalculia (a kind of number dyslexia) and that I never received any financial education while in school. When I left senior school at sixteen, I could tell you a lot about nuclei and make a terrible apple crumble, but I couldn’t tell you anything about taxes or interest rates, or effectively plan a budget. The fact that money management isn’t…

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Chapel Heights sets new standards in student living

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If you haven’t already booked your student accommodation for next year NOW is the time to start looking! And where better to start than Chapel Heights Student Accommodation!Live in luxury in our 1 bedroom Studio Apartment fully fitted with a double bed, 32 inch TV, dishwasher, en-suite bathroom AND your very own private kitchen! If that’s not enough for you… we also have an on-site GYM, MUSIC ROOM, CINEMA, COMMON ROOM AND CAFÉ for you to use at your leisure!Based in the historic city of Durham, the brand new studios are just a short walk away from the University and…

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Tips to cope with pregnancy at Uni

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I am a mature student at Uni and being the organised person that I am, i’ve planned my pregnancy to be during my second year of my course. So far, it hasn’t been difficult for me to cope with both my course work and pregnancy, however it has been really important to take some steps to deal with both. These are my recommendations to cope with pregnancy while studying.1. Let your tutor know as soon as possible. Your tutors can help you plan your academic year around your due date. For example taking time off for antenatal appointments and/or antenatal classes…

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6 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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With only a few weeks to go before exams, it is important that you get a good night’s sleep. Rather than cramming late at night, have at least eight hours of sleep and wake up earlier. This will make you much more alert and in turn improve your results. Here are some suggestions as to how to get sufficient sleep:Avoid dairy products.Dairy products are often high in fat which take ages to digest and therefore make it harder to go to sleep. Skip the Ben and Jerry’s and drink a glass of soya or almond milk instead. You could also try chamomile tea…

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