Living at home vs living in Halls

  Moving away from home, into student halls, is a massive transition which can be daunting at first. You are moving away from everything that is familiar, and living with four strangers can be really intimidating. The difference between living at home and living in student halls is huge but make the most of it and you will have the best year of your life.   1. Food There is no denying that the roast dinners on a Sunday which you once took for granted, will feel like a luxury when you go home for the holidays. The change from…

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Decorating your Uni room on a budget (from another point of view!)

When you first move into your student accommodation, it can be a very daunting experience. Not only is moving into a flat with strangers intimidating enough but it can be hard  to accept your room as your new home for the next 14-16 weeks, when it resembles a prison cell. However a few simple decorations and your new room will feel like serenity amongst the chaos that is uni! Here’s some advice on decorating your uni room. 1. Homesickness is natural when first moving away from home so have photos of family and friends in your room. Snapfish is a…

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Is University Worth It?

With all the controversy over the recent change in student fees, the obvious con to attending university is starting adult life with a possible debt of £27,000. This is a daunting thought, but are the fees really as bad as they seem? As a first year student at Leeds Metropolitan, I will give my perspective on university life and answer the question many young adults who are considering going to university, are now asking themselves, ‘is it worth it?’ Before I begin, I will say that university life is not for everyone. As well as a lot of drunken nights…

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