Save money and look after your pennies..

If we’re not hitch-hiking our way home at the end of each semester, we are at least looking for the next cheapest alternative. As soon as our student loans kick in it is so easy to forget our student status and ‘live like a king or queen’ for a week or two without realising that after this our finances will be drained. Remember that nice, slap-up meal you had out four times last week? Well, it doesn’t quite compare to living off home brand super noodles and tinned tomatoes for the rest of the semester, does it? Here are a…

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Applying for Placement years- is it worth it?

For those who do sandwich courses, starting your second year isn’t just about meeting deadlines or endless revision; a more daunting task is at hand – Do you apply for a one-year placement? The advantages of doing a placement are pretty obvious, it seems that previous students seem to have much stronger portfolios, and often come out with a higher degree. For those of you who have to work on a portfolio, work experience is absolutely vital, and by doing a year placement portfolio pieces will be much easier to get your hands on, without having to worry about this in your…

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4 Top Tips For Using Microsoft OneNote

We have finally come to the end of our whistle stop tour of Microsoft Office, presenting you with all the amazing new features that will help you succeed not only at uni but in all aspects of your life – it’s astonishing what one piece of software can do. Our final job is to update you on the features OneNote has to offer. For any student this is a great programme for jotting down notes and making sure you don’t forget anything. Juggling your work and personal life can be challenging so let OneNote take away the stress and keep…

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No self-control? There’s an App for that.

It’s that dreaded time of year for most of us students who have to cope with the stress of exams and assignment deadlines. If you are anything like me, with no self-control when it comes to staying focused on revision and completing assignments, then you end up spending hours going through your Facebook newsfeed and looking at the latest viral videos on YouTube. It always starts out the same way – you promise you will only take a fifteen minute break to click through the latest facebook posts, when you find a YouTube video your friend posted that you just…

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Top 5 Make-Up trends for Summer 2013

Although the weather hasn’t been the best indication, summer is fast approaching which means festival season is on its way, and for those of us who are lucky enough, maybe even a quick summer getaway to the beach is coming up. If you are a beauty fanatic like me and like to stay on trend with the latest beauty buys, here is your guide to this season’s top 5 make-up trends for under £10. Shades of brown and bronze Although spring and summer trends are usually filled with lots of pretty pastels, this summer it’s all about the bronzed skin…

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