Living with a foreign student

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Starting University in September, I found myself sharing the flat with 3 people, including a Norweigan roommate.  So this is what it is like. I find myself: Having to explain words and concepts, a LOT: ‘thirdwheeling’, ‘ganja’, ‘hash’, ‘nowt’, ‘home-wrecker’, ‘nudes’, and ‘carvery’ are just a select few. The same applies to phrases, for example: ‘get in’, to ‘jump somebody’, ‘close to your chest’ and ‘I’m sold’, to which she asks why you’re selling yourself. Having to deliver a briefing on why it isn’t acceptable to eat broccoli and butter at 2am. Having to explain that messaging me saying “I’m…

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miDrive – the free app helping you on the road to freedom

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When you’re in the University bubble, transport is not a key concern. On campus you can walk to most of the places you need to get to, usually the halls of residence, lecture theatres and the student bar! If you do need to venture off campus, student fares make public transport seem… OK. Clubbing together for a taxi home after a night out is a necessary evil (providing everyone can agree which kebab house to stop at). With lectures, reading, sports and parties filling up your timetable, learning to drive might be pushed to the bottom of the priority pile…

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50 Shades of Greyish

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Okay, so I haven’t read the books nor have I seen the film yet. And until some friends offered, the idea of seeing it hadn’t even crossed my mind. I know there are a lot of people out there who love the book and will surely love the films, however I know there are certainly a fair few people, like myself, who are left asking ‘why?’. From what I’ve heard the plot of the book revolves around a young, inexperienced woman who works with or meets (who knows/cares) a very rich man, Christian Grey. Now correct me if I am…

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A student’s best friend–the NUS extra card

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As students, we all know how tough it can be to make that student loan last long enough in an attempt to avoid the end of the semester penny counting to make sure you have enough to get by. Over the Christmas period we tested how much of a difference an NUS extra card can really make during the most expensive time of year. The part of the year that normally always seems to clear out your bank and leaves you to survive off 17p noodles throughout January until loan day. With the NUS extra card allowing you to gain…

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Mortal in Magaluf: bars for your bucket list

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Mallorca can certainly hold its own as a classic island holiday destination. As part of the Balearic Islands it stands alongside Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera as an extremely popular holiday destination for English, German, Dutch and Italian tourists. Its location in the Mediterranean Ocean ensures scorching summer temperatures and droves of tourists looking for fun and adventure. The summer season is a short but intense four-month burst of bar crawls, booze cruises, endless drinking, and late night parties. As you would expect, the tourist industry is booming and a great many bars and clubs operate to satisfy visitors’ desires to…

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