Essentials to remember when travelling

It’s the night before your trip. You’ve packed the majority of your suitcase, and you’re convinced that you’ve not missed anything. But what about those little essentials that are so easy to forget? Here’s a quick checklist to help you keep on top of everything! Electronics chargers: so easy to forget! I mean, you’ll probably be charging your phone overnight before you leave, making it so easy to leave out of your suitcase the next morning. Make sure you have phone chargers, tablet/e-Book chargers, and laptop chargers all safely stowed away.  Medication: remember to pack any essentials like prescribed medication…

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Life as a young carer AND student

When you’re at college or university, it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day for all the studying, revising or essay writing you have to do. Personally, some of that was down to procrastinating assignments until I suddenly had to complete them in one-sitting in a panic! But for some students, not only do they have all of the studying, revising or essay writing to do (and some procrastination thrown in), they’re also taking care of someone else. Our new website YACbook has been developed to help those who are students as well as young adult carers.  What does…

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Summer drinks inspiration

In keeping with our most recent summer theme here at Student Wire, we’ve decided to share our favourite summer drinks with you. So in true British spirit, it’s time to gather your friends, light up the barbecue and crack open these fresh new drinks!  Gin Lane 751 Victoria Pink Gin Pink gin is all the rage at the minute, and we can totally understand why. Not only does it look seriously good both in real life and on your Instagram posts (yes, we know how you have to get a snap of all your drinks before your friends start sipping),…

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Top 5 beer gardens – Leeds edition!

It’s mid-May. Exam season is nearly over, assessments have been handed in and the sun is shining…so what’s the best way to chill out with your mates? That’s right, head out to your favourite beer gardens! Here’s our top five spots to enjoy a drink and catch some rays (Leeds style!).  Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen Belgrave has a rooftop terrace that’s open all year round, and is filled with stylish and chilled seating areas for you and your mates. The venue boasts two bars, two kitchens, free WiFi and a 300 capacity event space too. Enjoy a beer or…

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Master’s degrees: things to consider

Considering a master’s degree but don’t know where to start? If you’re reading this, you’ve likely just spent three years studying at undergraduate level. By now you might have an idea of your next steps. If you’re considering a master’s and don’t know where to start, you’re not alone! As someone who recently went through the application process, I’ve compiled a few tips for considering a master’s degree. A master’s degree could help you alter or narrow down your path. A lot of students assume that a master’s degree only allows you to build on your undergraduate subject – but…

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