What not to say to students

There are some things you just should not say to a student. Not now during Fresher’s week and certainly not during the height of exam season. Whichever state you find a student in do not, in any circumstances, say any of the following.   ‘Life of a student, eh, all play and no work huh?.’ Just because we are a student don’t assume we are work-shy alcoholics. Yeah we like a drink and yes we appear to have a lot of free time. But those stereotypical binger students don’t tend to be students for long.   ‘Those three years will…

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Your Next Summer Holiday – Japan

Well September is upon us once again. Time to get back to research, writing and plan your holiday for next summer. Planning ahead not only saves money, but also gives you something to look forward to in the bleak times. Having just returned from Tokyo I whole-heartedly recommend it as a travel destination for students. I won’t lie to you; it is an expensive journey to make. My flight tickets were just under £800 and that was the cheapest I could find. Flight comparison sites such as Sky Scanner are essential in ensuring you get the best deal from trusted…

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Hyper Japan 2014

Hyper Japan is the UK’s biggest Japanese culture event, held in London since 2010. It showcases a mixture of old culture and new: from traditional crafts & cuisine to contemporary fashion from the streets of Harajuku (Tokyo’s fashion district). From the 25th to the 27th of July in Earls court, it is a chance to dip into another country without leaving your own. As someone who is rather obsessed with anime, noodles and oriental craft it was an event I was keen to attend. However, upon seeing the queue, it was a chance I feared I would need to wait…

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A Trip to Yo! Sushi

I’ll admit that I chickened out from a few opportunities for Yo! Sushi, a sense of ignorance to the food and a fear of eating something dubious made me cowardly. Yet a love of noodles, stir fries and Japanese culture coupled with the exciting conveyor belt of edibles enticed me to try. My unease was put to rest when a friendly waitress showed me to a stool at the bar and handed me a menu.It would seem immediately that my fears of eating the unknown would be solved. As the menu not only explains what you’re eating, but clearly identifies…

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