Leeds: Dine like a king.. On a student budget

Whether it’s a cause for celebration, or a desire to leave the pasta and pesto in the cupboard for one night, every student loves the luxury of going out for a meal. Unfortunately due to our budget restraints we can usually only stretch as far as the Morrison’s reduced aisle (which I personally consider my saviour), rather than The Living Room. Dining out however, is a dream I could not just give up on, so luckily for me, cities like Leeds have great food offers around for every day of the week especially those aimed at students like ourselves which…

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Themed cheap student nights for when the bank balance is running low!

As students, we all get to that point when the end of our loans are in sight and our social life starts to look bleak, but fear not! You can still have fun when you are on a budget, just grab your housemates and a few friends and hold a ‘themed night’ in the comfort of your own home. Here are a few, simple but fun ideas for a perfect night in…   Sex and the City – Cocktail night This one is probably more for the girls, but we do all love a cocktail, and we may as well…

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Student Travelling: Europe and Inter-rail

I have always been somewhat inspired by my mum’s chaotic accounts of student exploits travelling round Europe. Her escapades – mainly getting (I am assured mistakenly) arrested in 1980s Korčula and various ill-informed hostel decisions – ignited daydreams of nonchalantly meandering my way through Europe accompanied by a merry band of girlfriends,  our bum-bags closely guarded and wrists full of string bracelets. So, when my old school friends suggested an inter-railing trip last summer, I leaped at the chance. Booking a 22-day Global Pass (staunchly ignoring the tortured cries of my tattered overdraft) we ardently anticipated arty Berlin Wall photographs…

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Long distance relationship advice to help with uni separation

Long distance relationships can be unbelievably difficult, especially while studying! When you go to University there will be differing opinions about your relationship status… There will be the pessimists who claim you’ll regret it and be broken up by the second semester, however there are also the optimists who think it’s great you’re giving it a go! Truth is, your relationship could go in either of these directions, no matter what you think now! However if there are people around you telling you that your relationship is going to fail, then maybe it’s best not to hang around with them. Instead,…

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Make the most of your student status whilst you can!

As you near the end of your university degree course, you edge closer to the time when you can forget full time education and hopefully enter the world of employment. The real world is both an exciting yet potentially unnerving prospect, as you wave goodbye to relaxed timetables and casual living arrangements. Gone is the bliss of having a student status. What is even more scary is that your Student Card will expire and all those Student ‘perks’ you once had will be gone forever and become nothing but a distant memory, with only a huge strain on your bank…

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