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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Are there actually jobs after University?

Why bother going to University? I mean what actually is the point? Fees are on the rise and job opportunities are falling! So why should young people dive into debt and go to University? Though job opportunities are bleak at the moment that shouldn’t deter anyone from going to University and gaining a degree; what sort of character would you build, or experiences would you gain if life was easy? Or if the second you were handed your degree you were also handed a job? In life you need to realise you can’t run before you can walk and you…

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5 Brain Foods: Perfect for Exam Revision

Towards exam season, my Mum insists on making me take Omega 3 (fish oil) tablets, as apparently they work as “brain fuel” and help you retain knowledge. Now, these tablets taste absolutely disgusting, so I’ve been on a mission to find some better tasting, more enjoyable brain foods, which I can snack on during one of many cramming sessions.   1. Blueberries Blueberries are thought to prevent or delay short-term memory loss, meaning you’re likely to remember the important details in that crucial exam. Blueberries taste delicious and are available in all supermarkets, so there are no excuses. British Blueberries are usually…

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