The Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about presents. The more organised among you might have already done this – I am not organised. I’m going to split this up into girls and boys for ease of categorisation but so many presents are unisex so pick and choose as you wish! Girls For girls the first place I always think of is Lush. They do their own gift sets, ranging in price from £7.25 to nearly £100. This one is a mid-range offering containing some of their best sellers at Christmas. Or you could just as easily make…

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The Birthday Gift Guide

Gift giving can be a nightmare at the best of times but almost seems worse when you’re a student and have a squeezed budget. You don’t want to be the person that just hands over some cash in card or no present at all. In the first of two gift guides Student Wire helps you challenge the complicated issue of gift-giving. This week, birthdays: First of all, think about who the person is and how old they’re going to be. If it’s your best friend, you should probably splash out a bit more than if it’s a flatmate you’ve only…

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Autumn/Winter 2013 Clothing Trends

With a new term arriving the pressure to look put together for the first lecture increases, while you don’t want to look like you’ve tried too hard at the same time. A combination that can be difficult to pull off. The catwalk shows of the Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 looks are finally filtering down into the high street. We can’t all look like Cara, but you can steal the catwalk style for less. A blessing for the Scottish, tartan is in in a big way this Autumn. Combined with the punk trend making a comeback it’s looking all a bit 70’s on…

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Seminar Reading 101

While some Sixth Forms try and encourage independent or ‘self-directed’ learning nothing prepares you for the amount of free time you’ll have at university which you have to fill productively or you risk being left behind. Obviously, the amount of time will vary from subject to subject but arts subjects particularly are renowned for having a lot of free time. Here are some tips and tricks that should help you when it comes down to a large pile of journal articles and books in front of you. First of all, and arguably most simply, just do it. You’ll feel better…

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Long Distance Relationships at University, and how to make it work

In the months/years leading up to your time at university you’ve been happily loved-up and now you’re about to head your separate ways to opposite ends of the country for university. While this can seem like the end of the world, with some careful planning and work from both sides it is manageable. First of all you need to have “the talk”. Discuss openly and honestly what you both want out of the relationship and whether you think it will work while you’re apart. For things to end well you both need to start off on the same page. Once…

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