Healthy packed lunches

Many students forget (or are too lazy) to bring packed lunches to University, and often end up eating processed, unhealthy lunches and snacks at the canteen or the local fast-food joint instead. Students often blame busy mornings for their lack of packed lunches, but with my three P´s (preparation, planning and portions) you will not only save money and cut down on calories, but also keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout long lectures and evenings at the library, which will help your concentration and focus these last few weeks before the summer.   1. Preparation In case you hit…

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3 Top Tips For Students Using Microsoft Outlook

With Office 2013 there are so many new features that must be explored. Here are a few exciting new additions that will save you so much time – you will begin to question how you ever coped without them. This week we have brought to you some of the new features Outlook has to offer:   1.       Never Forget an Attachment! Have you ever written the infamous words ‘please find attached’ and then sent the email without an attachment? Well this will now be a thing of the past; Outlook can now detect if a message contains words typically used…

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Choosing the right University for you

Once into my second year of A-levels, the dreaded time came to choose five Universities to apply for, which then lead to me picking a final choice. It can all seem very daunting, but here is my how-to guide on ensuring you pick the right University for you. 1. Distance One of the most important factors to consider is distance. Do you want to be at home, near home or as far away as possible? This is a completely individual choice; some people are home birds whilst some like to fly the nest. Don’t let the choices of your friends…

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Top 5 summer beauty buys for under a fiver!

As students we all tend to live on a strict budget but that doesn’t mean that our appearance has to suffer. We all want to look good without spending a fortune, right? Well we can! There are some amazing products out there at the moment so we can be beautiful without breaking the bank. Considering that summer is fast approaching it’s about time we treated ourselves to some beauty essentials fit for the warmer weather. 1. Nivea Express Hydrating Primer- £3.99 Nivea are known for their great range of skin care but this hydrating primer is really something else. Primer…

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NUS Extra – Discounts and Money Saving Offers

NUS, the national voice of students, are a confederation of 600 students unions and an organisation that represents the interests of more than seven million of us across the UK. As part of their service, they exclusively offer students a card that comes fully-loaded with all sorts of discounts and offers. The card initially costs £12 but you quickly get that (and more) in return in the savings you make, making the card really handy if you are looking to make your money go just that little bit further. The NUS Extra card has offers and discounts to appeal to…

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