Uni Life: Going Beyond Freshers

For those joining university this year you will be either waiting patiently to move to your new city or in the full swing of fresher’s now. And boy isn’t it great?! Mum and dad have left you to fend for yourself for, more than likely, the first time ever. A nice big chunk of money, in the form of a student loan, has landed in your bank account and there are tons of like-minded people around you. What could be better? Not to put a dampener on this wonderful experience, most of the rest of your first year as a uni student…

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Mental Health at University

Mental health affects people of all ages, but now, more so than ever, it’s affecting those of us who go into higher education. It is estimated that about 20% of young people aged between 18 and 24 experience mental health issues. Mental health disorders range from small every day worries, to lifelong implications. The most well-known and noted problems are: Anxiety Disorders Depression Disorders (i.e. Manic Depression and Bipolar) Psychotic Disorders (i.e. Schizophrenia) Eating Disorders (i.e. Anorexia, Bulimia) Impulse Control and Addiction Disorders Personality Disorders (i.e. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder) From being an adolescent to becoming a young…

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Hey, it’s okay… To be a student!

Student life can be tough. Those 3 years pass by in a flash so make the most of it and don’t worry. After all, it’s okay to… …to stay in bed till 2pm. As students we need a lot of sleep to make up for all the *ahem* studying. …to go out 7 nights in a row. Think of it as networking, meeting all those drunk people and making 10 new best friends a night. Plus think of the exercise you can get from shaking your booty on the dance floor the whole night!   …to spend your whole loan in…

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Student home ownership

With more bad news in the press about the state of the economy it’s somewhat surprising to see, in a recent survey conducted by www.accommodationforstudents.com, that 78% of students believe that home ownership is important. This coincides with the fact that only 2% believed it to be unimportant; the other 20% simply hadn’t considered it. So, this has got to be good news, right? Of course! Having dreams and aspirations are largely responsible for young people making the choice to go to university in the first place. Simon Thompson, Managing Director of Accommodation for Students who compiled this research says…

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How to eat and drink for free

There’s nothing better than going out for a meal or having a few drinks with friends. However it can cost an arm and a leg just to get a tiny portion of chips and half a pint in some places. Other restaurants and pubs will often put on offers to try and attract your custom. So, if you work it right then you could be eating for half the normal price every day of the week! One way to get around paying full price for your meal is to try and bargain. Yep, that’s right, get out your best bargaining…

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