Student housing advice: how to pick the best bedroom

When it comes to moving out of your halls after first year, it’s highly likely that you will be looking at renting a house with a bunch of new friends you have generated over the past year. Let me give you a few tips which are tips for you, and for you only (this will not work if you share with your potential housemates, so be cunning) Sunlight: Try going house viewing on sunny days, and detect which rooms let the most sun light in. Sunny rooms = happy rooms, potentially with no damp, free warmth and free light. Room Locality…

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World’s Worst Workspace Competition!

Don’t forget that our World’s Worst Workspace Competition closes on Friday 10th May! We’ve had some fantastic entries so far, all in with a chance to win a professional cleaner, a powerful Adobe Creative Cloud software pack and a £100 shopping voucher – everything you need to sort out your work space and make the most of your study time once and for all. Submit your entries before Friday and the winner will be announced shortly after. So if your workspace is piled high with dirty mugs or mountains of notes during this essential revision time, we want to see them! Or have…

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Hayfever Horrors

So it seems like the British weather has finally remembered that it’s nearly summer, and things are starting to look up. Students everywhere are ditching their thick knit jumpers and Uggs in exchange for shorts and flip flops, and everyone’s heading to the beer gardens. But unfortunately for some of us, when the warmer weather starts, so does the hayfever season – and an endlessly runny nose is definitely not the look I want to accessorise my new ‘sunnies’ with. I’ve had hayfever for as long as I can remember, and I promise you, I have tried every trick in…

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There are no limits – capture your ideas

Inspiration  Erik Johansson is a full time photographer and retouch artist based in Berlin. Erik takes a piece of photography inspired by things around him and uses materials and tools to realise ideas in his mind. Erik, “I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas” – Be inspired, capture your own ideas. Take a look at some of the ‘behind the scenes’ clips to see how Erik produces his master pieces using tools such as Adobe Lightroom 4.0. Could you be the Erik of our future? Here’s how you can take the first steps to realise your dreams…   ‘State of…

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Tips for moving into your first student house

University is known as one of the best times of your life and one of the main reasons is due to the fact you get to live with your friends. If you’re lucky then in first year you may be put into a flat with people that will be friends for life. Although, getting to choose who you live with in second year is where the fun really starts. However moving into a house instead of having the security of a flat can bring with it a few changes so here are some hopefully useful tips and things I’ve learnt…

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