How to write a personal statement for your uni application

Applying for university can be stressful. One of the most important aspects is your personal statement – it’s what universities use to see who you are. It’s a place for you to show why you want to study a course, which skills you have that make you suitable for the course and university, and any relevant experience you have. Dos & don’ts Do use the Action, Benefit & Course (ABC) method as it helps you say what you’ve done, your relevant skills and how it relates to your chosen course Do keep it succinct – you have a maximum of…

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5 New Year’s resolutions that actually benefit students

Happy 2019 everybody! You’ve probably been unable to escape the constant buzz surrounding everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions recently. Whether it’s getting fit, eating clean, taking up vegetarianism, or waking up on time, everyone seems to be trying something new in aid of making their lives a little more positive. But the reality is that these new plans often fizzle out before they’ve even begun. According to a survey by BUPA and as shown in the Guardian, 43% of people break their resolutions within the first month of making them.  So with this in mind, is it really worth making New…

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8 ways to get festive with your flatmates

In case you haven’t already heard, Christmas is fast approaching. You’ve probably finished your last week of uni, and are winding down for the festive season. Assignments all handed in? Celebrate. Managed to add 200 words to that essay you were stuck on? Celebrate. Just want to get into the Christmas spirit that little bit more? Here’s our favourite ways to get festive with your flatmates before you all go your separate ways. After all, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than saying goodbye to your best mates for a month when you’ve been socialising 24/7 up until now. Take a look…

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2 bargain Christmas beauty gifts you need in your life

As the last few weeks before Christmas quickly fizzle away, you may be one of those students who has left their Christmas shopping to the last minute. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. Even though you’re probably looking forward to going home, being reunited with family and friends, and eating proper meals again, the stress of finding gifts for your loved ones on a student budget can leave you feeling a bit deflated before the holiday season. To lend a helping hand, we’ve reviewed two of our favourite Christmas beauty gifts on the market at the minute, that won’t…

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Which university students spend their loan quickest?

If you’re lucky enough to have some of your loan left over after your rent has been taken from your already-withering bank account, you may be tempted to splash out on luxuries such as new clothes, nights out, and excessive Deliveroo food orders. This is often the case with loads of students across the country, as a study has revealed that by October 20th, practically all leftover cash from student loans has been spent, with 75% of students moving onto credit cards to fund their lifestyles. How crazy is that?? Those who had used up their entire first student loan…

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