Technology That Will Make Life Easier

1. Google maps app The majority of us move to a completely different part of the country when we go to University. You most likely won’t even know where your nearest supermarket is or how long it will take for you to walk to University, but Google Maps does. Download the Google Maps app to your phone to ensure you don’t get lost whilst on the move. The first lectures of the year can be very nerve racking, even more so when you have no idea where to go! 2. Lecture slides online We all know how easy it is to…

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Clubbing.. Why bother?

I will be the first to admit that I HATE clubbing. Don’t get me wrong, going out for a drink with friends is great, and I do occasionally enjoy dancing like a total idiot. However, there are other great ways to meet up with friends without having to hit the clubbing scene week after week! So if you don’t want to go out clubbing, then what other options do you have? Believe me; there are tonnes which are just as cheap and just as, if not more, fun. Find yourself an up-and-coming new band; find out where their gigs are….

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How to have your cupcake (and eat it too!)

Many people assume that if you want to eat healthy and nutritious food, you have to eliminate all your favourite treats from your diet. But the truth is, with a little imagination and creativity in the kitchen there is no need to swap your lasagne and pizza for a boring old salad – there is even room for dessert. So here are some of my favourite every-day healthy recipes: pizza, lasagne and delicious chocolate cupcakes. Enjoy! Pizza Crust: 100g oats 100g spelt flour 2 tbsp olive oil 10-20 ml water 0.5 packets of dried yeast 1tsp salt Filling: 500g extra lean…

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Guide to University charity challenges

Charity challenges are becoming more popular with Universities and come in all shapes and sizes! Young people now have the opportunity to trek, cycle, volunteer and even have the chance to take part in ‘extreme’ challenges such as mountain expeditions! Many people may think that these opportunities are not available to them because they cost too much or they’re not in the right physical condition. They would be wrong! Most challenges will have a minimum amount of money that an individual will need to raise to take part in the challenge; this amount will also include a lot of your…

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The Student Halls Lottery

Moving away from home for the first time to go to University is one of the most exciting and nerve racking things a young person can do; It’s your chance to be independent, live with new people and make lifelong friends. Sounds perfect right? Well, it might not be as perfect as you believe it to be. Before moving into halls everyone has an expectation that it will be a year of parties and living with your friends, however living in halls can be like playing the lottery; your numbers may not come up. Most people that you meet will…

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