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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Benefits of living with indoor plants at university

The world recently observed National Indoor Plant Week, which took place between the 17th and 23rd of September. In honour of this, it seems important to discuss both the health and the personal benefits that result from introducing indoor plants into houses. Particularly, within uni halls or houses. As a houseplant/succulent/cacti enthusiast, it’s always been a point of interest to me, and it would be great to promote the benefits and positive lifestyle changes from indoor plants! As stated on the National Indoor Plant Week website, “The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants do!”. Clean air is a great benefit…

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Lomography

  They’ve done it again. Lomography have brought out a simple use film camera, offering analogue madness at our disposal!   Students, you seriously need to get your hands on one of these. Summer is slowly creeping up on us, so why not get your hands on these pocket sized film disposable cameras to spice up your summer pics?   With pre-loaded film, this pocket-sized disposable camera makes film photography easier than ever. With three different Lomography films (Colour Negative, Black & White and LomoChrome Purple) the choice is yours as to what you want to experiment with! Getting the…

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