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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Student accommodation: 4 cheap ways to decorate your room

Contrary to what you might have seen on TV or imagined as you drove up to campus, a student room is not special in any shape or form. Sure, it’s functional, it has everything you might need neatly packed and organized in a small space, but other than that, it’s as bland and soulless as any other student room on the campus. But that doesn’t mean that it should stay that way. This is your golden opportunity to make a home here, to decorate your living space according to your taste and preference, and create a safe haven you will…

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29 things you’ll do as a fresher

Ah, the big move to uni. You’ve bundled all your belongings into the car, said a teary goodbye to mum/dad/gran/siblings, and bought your body weight in baked beans and pasta (just to be on the safe side). What’s next? Fresher’s week, and all the fun, chaos, and humiliation that it brings with it. Here’s 29 things you’ll undoubtedly do as a Fresher. #relatable. #awkward.    Meet your flatmates. Have the ‘what are you studying?’ conversation around 782 times in the first week. Decorate your room with fairy lights (an adorably cliché way of decorating) Run out of drawing pins to…

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Halloween themed cocktails

Okay, so we know it’s still two weeks until Halloween… But you can never be too prepared for a festivity that’s a nationwide student favourite. Halloween is a great excuse to socialise on a budget at uni. Unlike birthdays or Christmas, you don’t have to splash out on presents for anyone, or worry about sending a greetings card in time. Halloween is simply a time to get into the spooky spirit and enjoy autumn. So whether you’re attending a creepy club event, hosting a house party, or enjoying a ghoulishly good horror film marathon with mates, these cocktail recipes can…

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Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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