What to expect at Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

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As a die-hard Leeds fest fan I can tell you that it is not one to be missed. Having attended the festival for 5 years I can honestly say it is one of the best if you’re looking for as truly muddy, care-free festival weekend. I can’t speak on behalf of the Reading site but it is the place to be this August Bank Holiday. If you take the spiritual vibes out of Glastonbury and replaced them with a mosh pit, you’re on the right track to this kind of festival. Reading & Leeds festival is known for it’s rock…

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Top 10 posts from April 2015

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We want to make sure that you, our readers, get the most out of Student Wire. Each month we post the top 10 articles from the month before so that you can see who else has been reading your favourite pieces. 1. Top 10 pranks to pull on your flatmates 2. The ultimate 15 minute morning workout for men 3. 5 ways to pimp your porrdige 4. 5 songs to make pre-drinks awesome 5. 5 brain foods perfect for exam revision 6. University drop-out: The end of the world? 7. Making the most out of summer 8. Healthy packed lunches…

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The ins and outs of commuting to university

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I’m a second year student studying at Leeds Beckett University and commuting from the seaside town of Cleethorpes. Journey time = 2 hours approx. Be prepared for very early starts. I’ve learnt that what is a 10 o’clock lie in for class mates is a 7am train to catch for me. I may only be in class for 3 hours but commuting to university makes it a full day nevertheless. It is a fact, you will fall asleep on the train. The early mornings creep up on you and there is no controlling it sometimes. Bear in mind that during…

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5 reasons why Live at Leeds is the best festival going

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Live at Leeds is a long-standing city centre music festival that takes place over May bank holiday weekend across Leeds city centre. Originally launching in 2007, it has gone on to become one of the highlights in the musical calendar. Having been to it pretty much every year since it launched, I know first-hand what an amazing day it is. Here’s my five reasons why Live at Leeds is quite simply the best festival going.   It starts early, and ends late. And that means lots and lots of bands playing (more than 200 over 20 venues, in fact). Amazing value…

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University crime rankings – how safe is your city?

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How safe is your city? StuRents conducted research this month into the university crime rankings of cities in the UK. The results were surprising. The research covers 64 towns and cities, taking into account 535,468 crimes spanning the last year. Whilst the crimes affected both students and non-students alike (as no data is currently available for crimes specifically against students), all crimes took place around hubs of student accommodation. If you’re in the process of deciding which city to head to this September, these results may help you make your mind up! We all know the drill – don’t walk…

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