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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Cheap and Easier Ways to Travel

As a student you are going to be doing a lot of travelling around the town whether it is to uni, to a night out, to work, to the shops or even just getting home. Public transport is your new best friend. But getting from place to place doesn’t have to cost you an ‘arm and a leg’. There are plenty of ways in which you can save money when travelling to your next destination. Train Travelling by train is often the most efficient way to get around. Check out National Rail for train times and to book trains in advance. By booking trains…

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Studying Abroad: Zaragoza, Spain

I chose to study in Spain because it’s a really sunny country and I wanted a tan. It’s as simple as that. Last week, it was 18º; today, it snowed. That’s the first thing you should know before going abroad – don’t choose where you’re going because of what you think the weather’s going to be like. Don’t get me wrong though, when I first got here (in September); it was about 30 something degrees. It’s not all beaches and sunshine though. In Zaragoza, it’s more like brutal winds and more brutal winds. It’s in a really awkward place in…

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Easy Money: Cashing In Your Old Gadgets

Cash always gets a little tight towards the end of term, but how many of us have free money just lying around our bedrooms? No, I’m not talking about that tenner that you left in your jeans last week and found AFTER it had been through a spin cycle (damnit), but your old gadgets. Recent research shows that nearly a quarter of Brits have an unused laptop in their homes, 22% have at least two broken or old mobile phones and 8% have four or more. But why are we so bad at throwing away old gadgets, even when they’re…

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