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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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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8 in 10 millennials are cancelling plans to have an early night

Found yourself sheepishly declining nights out with friends recently, just to get in bed and catch up on your favourite sit-com? You’re not alone; new research from Ergoflex has found that 82% of Britons aged 18-30 have regularly cancelled plans with friends in favour of an early night. This is mainly because they either don’t feel like socialising, are too involved in a series or movie they’re watching or they simply craved a good night’s sleep. Something seemingly unheard of in previous student generations! What’s more, it was found that 9 in 10 millennials admit to eating in bed whereas…

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Why we don’t learn about money in school

Schools have failed us. We’re not taught how to do taxes, what a mortgage is or even how to get a good job. All everyone seems to say is: go to university, get good grades and get a stable job. No one tells us how to save, how to budget and whether we should be thinking about retirement. And that scares me. There’s a ton of financial knowledge that I lack because of this. And I’ve had to teach myself how to start investing, how to budget, how to earn good money and even how to open a bank account….

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Why you should shop vintage for your new semester wardrobe

It’s an unwritten rule that university is where you should be experimental with your fashion choices. Honestly, it is the only time in your life when you can pair Glasto glitter with oversized patterned shirts, and quite literally get praised for it. Everybody wants to leave an impression in those three years, and fashion is an instant way to add colour to your seminars, double up on the denim for the library, and even fuel those summer blues by interpreting some festival wear to the club. Experimenting in daring fashion is, however, harder than it sounds. This is not necessarily…

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