5 Tips for House Hunting

For many of us, university is the first time that we find ourselves living away from home. We’re suddenly responsible for paying our own bills and finding our own accommodation. Most of us would not like to admit that this is a harder task than we first thought. The idea of moving out of halls and into a house with your new best friends may seem like fun at first but with so many agencies to choose from how can you be sure which ones to trust. Coming to the end of my second year, I have realised that sometimes…

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Help! My university course isn’t for me

So you spent the whole of sixth form or college deciding which university to go to, what course to do, where to live, student finance, the list goes on. Once the madness of fresher’s week calms down, you really start to get a taste of what your university is like. What happens if 5 weeks in and you feel no connection to your course? Or even worse, 2 years in and you have a feeling that it’s not for you. The most important thing to remember is to not panic, plenty of people have been in this position before, and…

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4 Top Tips For Using Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word really has stepped up its game! Check out the new features Word has to offer below; I only wish they had developed these 2 years ago because they’d have been really useful in my final years at uni, ah well, better late than never I guess! 1.       Hassle Free Blogging with Word Using Word to build blog posts just got even better with the ability to embed videos and grab photos from online sources. A real time saver when managing two separate blogs. 2.       Edit PDF Documents in Word! Ever received a PDF file whose contents you wish…

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LAD culture: what’s behind it?

Now when we hear the words ‘lad’ and ‘banter’ we think of: drinking, immaturity, crudeness, womanising and downright daft antics. By and large there’s nothing wrong with these things in moderation and they all have their place, however, sometimes the desire to seem like a ‘LAD’ can make these things get out of hand. Dares for ‘LAD points’ have seen people end up in hospital; today I noticed this article about teenagers being hospitalised after taking part in the cinnamon challenge. For those unfamiliar with the challenge, it’s where a spoonful of the spice is ingested without any fluids, triggering…

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A student’s guide to cleaning up social media

Social media has now become our best source of news and information; it’s the norm to view people as ‘weird’ or a bit ‘prudent’ if they’re not using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These websites and mobile apps are great communication tools for keeping in touch with friends and letting them know what you’re up to but there can be a huge downfall when it comes to being on these platforms. Before you know it you will be finishing university and applying for graduate jobs, during the applications to these jobs you will no doubt send a CV…

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