Decorating your Uni room on a budget (from another point of view!)

When you first move into your student accommodation, it can be a very daunting experience. Not only is moving into a flat with strangers intimidating enough but it can be hard  to accept your room as your new home for the next 14-16 weeks, when it resembles a prison cell. However a few simple decorations and your new room will feel like serenity amongst the chaos that is uni! Here’s some advice on decorating your uni room. 1. Homesickness is natural when first moving away from home so have photos of family and friends in your room. Snapfish is a…

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Can’t stop baking!

For anyone who doesn’t know me, I am a self-confessed baking nerd who is slightly addicted to baking and loves to eat scrummy yummy cakes more than anything. People think of addiction as a bad thing and I guess in some cases it is. However with baking, the difference is that everyone is encouraging me to carry on, so it can’t be that bad! So here is a quick intro into my world and the joyous hours I have spent in my kitchen, baking for loved ones. As you can already tell I am a passionate baker and I think it…

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5 Tips for House Hunting

For many of us, university is the first time that we find ourselves living away from home. We’re suddenly responsible for paying our own bills and finding our own accommodation. Most of us would not like to admit that this is a harder task than we first thought. The idea of moving out of halls and into a house with your new best friends may seem like fun at first but with so many agencies to choose from how can you be sure which ones to trust. Coming to the end of my second year, I have realised that sometimes…

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Help! My university course isn’t for me

So you spent the whole of sixth form or college deciding which university to go to, what course to do, where to live, student finance, the list goes on. Once the madness of fresher’s week calms down, you really start to get a taste of what your university is like. What happens if 5 weeks in and you feel no connection to your course? Or even worse, 2 years in and you have a feeling that it’s not for you. The most important thing to remember is to not panic, plenty of people have been in this position before, and…

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4 Top Tips For Using Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word really has stepped up its game! Check out the new features Word has to offer below; I only wish they had developed these 2 years ago because they’d have been really useful in my final years at uni, ah well, better late than never I guess! 1.       Hassle Free Blogging with Word Using Word to build blog posts just got even better with the ability to embed videos and grab photos from online sources. A real time saver when managing two separate blogs. 2.       Edit PDF Documents in Word! Ever received a PDF file whose contents you wish…

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