Why all students should blog

I have been blogging since July 2014 as a way to keep my self busy during my long summer holiday. I didn’t have a job and needed something to take up my time. I had been reading beauty blogs for years, and whilst I knew that a beauty blog wasn’t for me, I did some research and realised that there were so many blogs out there documenting student experience, and that I could do that too. So, on one rainy afternoon, Another Student Blog was born. After doing this for over a year, I strongly believe that all students should take…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival tips

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world, making it the ideal destination for actors, writers and directors to show off their latest work. It also makes a great holiday destination for arts lovers, with comedy, drama, musicals and children’s shows ready to entertain from the 5th-31st August.  If you’re heading up to Edinburgh this August, here are a few tips for surviving your festival experience.  1. Research The Edinburgh Fringe festival website will have all the shows that are playing throughout the month. Look at websites such as the BBC and review sites such as…

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Student Summer – What to do?

If you are a university student, you’re probably on your summer holidays right now. Whilst 3 months of summer sounds like absolute bliss, weeks worth of Netflix can get boring after a while. If you don’t have a summer job, why not use this summer to build your CV and learn some new skills. Who know’s.. it could be fun?1. Relax Definitely relax. Take some time to catch up with family and friends. Be selfish, have lazy days. You’ve earned it! 2. Learn a new hobbyLearn a new instrument or pick up something that you used to love. I have started…

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The best revision playlists

The dreaded final semester is well under way. The library is constantly packed, it’s appropriate to spend your entire day in joggers or pyjamas and it is perfectly okay to have empty energy drinks/coffee cups taking up half of your desk.  Don’t let it stress you out! Instead, here are some great revision playlists to kick start your revision and calm you down without annoying your flatmates/fellow library dwellers with your loud music.  1. Disney Piano Collection This 3 hour long playlist will whisk you away to a magical place. Enjoy these classic tunes in relaxing piano form. Disclaimer: You may have…

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Why every student should use SCONUL access

Congratulations! You have made it through second term and are ready to go home for a well earned Easter break. But wait, you have essays and revision to do, but all of the books you want have already been taken out of the library. Well no fear, because SCONUL is here! What is SCONUL Access? SCONUL access is a scheme that allows students to use the library facilities at another university library. Most of the universities in the UK are part of this scheme, allowing you to go into your local universities library throughout the holidays.  How to use it…

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