Thailand – the best destination for a student summer

Let’s face it, us students are cheap skates. A summer holiday after months of library sessions is definitely deserved but not always cost-effective. It requires months of saving and booking flights to make sure that you get the cheapest possible but if you pick the perfect destination, you can keep your trip to that infamous student budget. We booked our flights back in January ready to jet out as soon as exams were over in May. Booking through Sky Scanner saved us hundreds with the final price of the flight totaling £350 from Manchester to Bangkok… bargain! We decided to…

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What to expect at Reading & Leeds Festival 2015

As a die-hard Leeds fest fan I can tell you that it is not one to be missed. Having attended the festival for 5 years I can honestly say it is one of the best if you’re looking for as truly muddy, care-free festival weekend. I can’t speak on behalf of the Reading site but it is the place to be this August Bank Holiday. If you take the spiritual vibes out of Glastonbury and replaced them with a mosh pit, you’re on the right track to this kind of festival. Reading & Leeds festival is known for it’s rock…

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Top 10 posts from April 2015

We want to make sure that you, our readers, get the most out of Student Wire. Each month we post the top 10 articles from the month before so that you can see who else has been reading your favourite pieces. 1. Top 10 pranks to pull on your flatmates 2. The ultimate 15 minute morning workout for men 3. 5 ways to pimp your porrdige 4. 5 songs to make pre-drinks awesome 5. 5 brain foods perfect for exam revision 6. University drop-out: The end of the world? 7. Making the most out of summer 8. Healthy packed lunches…

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University crime rankings – how safe is your city?

How safe is your city? StuRents conducted research this month into the university crime rankings of cities in the UK. The results were surprising. The research covers 64 towns and cities, taking into account 535,468 crimes spanning the last year. Whilst the crimes affected both students and non-students alike (as no data is currently available for crimes specifically against students), all crimes took place around hubs of student accommodation. If you’re in the process of deciding which city to head to this September, these results may help you make your mind up! We all know the drill – don’t walk…

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Your next festival adventure – Sziget 2015

So you’ve done V Fest, you’ve got your tickets sorted for Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury was almost in your grasp but you didn’t quite get through. Have you ever thought about heading abroad to get your fill of the festival experience? Sziget 2015 is held on Óbuda Island in Budapest, opening it’s gates on 10th August 2015 to 400,000 festival goers from all over the world. Something that Sziget has that the rest of the UK festivals don’t? Access to the city of Budapest and a week long stint in the summer sun. With the latest line-up announcements including the…

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