Top 4 tips for getting the most out of Freshers

The dreaded event that is results day has finally been and gone in a flash. Regardless of whether everything went to plan, hopefully, if university was the plan then you are now preparing to head off to university in the next month or so, which means it’s time to start preparing for Freshers. Going to university, particularly if you’re moving away from home, offers hundreds of challenges, opportunities and more emotional whiplash than you can imagine. While most of these things are great learning experiences, I would say that most of them come during your first two weeks of Freshers….

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Beauty at Tesco – treats for your face, body and hair

Over the last week I’ve being trying out four new beauty products from Tesco’s beauty range and here’s my round up on why they’re fabulous and why they’re not. First up is Treaclemoon’s Warm Apple Pie Hugs bath and shower gel. Now it’s a pretty strange name, for me, reading that I immediately though of being covered in a hot apple sauce mess, not a comforting shower gel. The moment I opened this apple green bottle though, the amazing smell completely justified it’s name before I’d even used it. In the shower the thick gel turns into a scrumptiously soft…

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The (un)avoidable slobbery of student kitchens

One of the biggest shocks for students as they settle in university life can be sharing a kitchen. Going from magically re-filling fridges and mystical machines that wash your dishes (wow remember them!) to a small kitchen where you have to share a fridge (that doesn’t magically re-fill) and return to those, what seem, pre-millennium days of washing up can be a frightening adaption for many students. In halls I found myself with several students who didn’t know how to cook (or clean up) and so their ‘experimental’ cooking attempts sat stuck to their saucepans piled up next to the…

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