7 Things To Do In Your Summer Holiday

You might be caught up in exams and drowning in deadlines, but thinking about your summer holiday is a fantastic distraction from referencing and revision!   If you’re quick, your chances of grabbing a dream internship, or finding early bird offers are often higher than when you do it last minute. Unless of course, we’re talking last minute getaways. Don’t let this be just another summer where you fall back into your old job at your parents’ local supermarket. Be a little adventurous and do something different! If you haven’t got a clue what to do with your three months…

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Can Student Digs Inspire a Solution To The UK’s Lack Of Housing?

If you’re living in ‘student digs’ you may be bemused that student style residences have been suggested as a possible answer to the demand for more accommodation, especially in London and other major UK cities. They are, of course, referring to the newer style of purpose built developments springing up in university cities and towns throughout the UK. Indeed, as well as developers investing in the student accommodation market, many universities have capitalised on the investment potential of stylish new student residences. These are a great improvement on the out-dated ‘digs’ that housed earlier generations of students – places that…

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How to Prepare for Your First Year at University

Preparing for your first year at university is very exciting and it is easy to get involved with all the big stuff but forget the small stuff. That’s why forward planning as early as possible can be a great idea. Now is the ideal time to start preparing for university and making all those important lists that will help you put everything together nearer the time. Accommodation One area you should definitely think about early on is accommodation. There are choices for first year students – many live in halls of residence but you can rent somewhere off campus if…

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Tips for Students Looking to Earn a Little Extra Cash this Summer

  It’s the beginning of the academic year; you’ve just received a nice wad of cash into your bank account thanks to your student loan, bursary, scholarship etc… and things are looking pretty good! As university is often the first time any of us are financially independent it can be enough to make us a little giddy when we first see this chunk of money on our balance sheet. However, fast-forward about 8 months, suddenly you’re facing a long summer with lots of plans, but no cash (perhaps those impulsive buys the day your loan came in weren’t such a…

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How to Organise Life in a Shared Student Accommodation

Many students live in halls of residence for their first year, but when their second year comes around, there is the urge to try something different. The cost of renting a property still remains high in many places around the UK, so the best option can be to share with others. In fact, this can often be a great way to afford somewhere more expensive than you would ever have been able to do it you were on your own. But how do you organise life as a member of a shared student accommodation?   Who should you share with?…

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