Can you balance a part time job whilst at university?

We all know the student life doesn’t come cheap these days; between the cost of clothes, food and the fact that there’s something going on almost every night, the pennies just won’t stretch that far for us students. So when your bank balance is coming up zero and it comes down to the choice of missing out or getting a job most of us opt for getting a job…after the obvious first choice of seeing how much we can ‘borrow’ from our parents. Here are five quick tips that every student looking for a part time job needs to remember:…

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The Dangers of Facebook

How would you feel if you were set up, humiliated, hurt physically and mentally all because you thought you knew and could trust who you were talking to… The majority of us accept people on Facebook if we know of them. But… Do we really know these people? How many of them would actually be there for you if you really needed them? It’s simple to create a profile, add your friends, upload pictures etc, but when it comes down to it, how can we 100% guarantee that we actually know who we are talking to? Asking adults and parents…

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Top Tips for staying safe on nights out

When you’re a student staying safe is crucial especially if you are living away from home. In my experience I have found that many students take risks when on nights out. Students don’t consume alcohol only when in bars and clubs because over the years it’s become a tradition to ‘pre-drink’ before a night out. This means that people are consuming well over the daily unit guidelines. The government advises that people should not regularly drink more than the daily unit guidelines of 3-4 units of alcohol for men (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and…

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Looking for a cheap weekend break? Try Barcelona

Barcelona - Luciano Mortula

What to do and how to do it With flights being so cheap I recently took a trip to Barcelona for the weekend. I booked with Ryanair, so yes we were crammed in amongst the wild hen and stag parties, but the flight got us to our destination for only £65 return.  I booked accommodation separately as this was working out cheaper and booked an apartment/B&B called Casa Dover. This turned out to be a lovely, modern place to stay just outside of the city. It had its own communal TV and kitchen area and our bedroom was a suite…

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Do you dream of becoming a star?

Some may say that it is every child’s dream to become a famous pop star, part of a rock band or for the more articulate child, a composer. In my opinion when it comes to aspiring musicians there are undoubtedly two distinct differences which become apparent from a very young age, those destined for stardom and those that, well aren’t! So if you are anything like me, you spent much of your youth trying to learn the scales on whichever instrument you were forced to play, for me it was the piano. Despite my parents efforts and encouragement it soon…

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