Stress-Busting Tips and Tricks

Being a student can be a great experience, you are able to study a subject that you love, take advantage of every new opportunity and make new friends. However student life does come with a down side, it can be stressful and very difficult. Personal experiences have taught me that it is easy to become overwhelmed by the challenges student life can throw at you, especially with deadlines approaching. Therefore it is important to have a few defences in your arsenal to keep stress at bay. Firstly spending some time in silence every day; in this high-tech environment of television…

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5 Student-Savvy Money Saving Tips

When it comes to being a student there are many obstacles you will come across. One of the biggest ones is money; how to spend it, how to save it and all that goes in-between. Living by yourself for the first time (and being given a big student loan) can mean that it’s all been wasted within the first month of uni life. Well here a few tips on how to save some of the pennies: 1. Take advantage of all student offers: Ask every shop if they offer student discount. Many shops, including Topshop and Urban Outfitters, offer 10% student…

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Five Student Shopping List Essentials

It’s hard as a student to get by financially and a large part of saving money happens when buying your food for the week at the supermarket. Here are some foods to help stretch the pennies and at the same time keep you filled and satisfied because, let’s face it; we all want a bit more cash.     Eggs: You can scramble them, fry them, poach them, boil them, make omelettes and bake things like cakes. You can also use them to help spice up boring meats for example by egg-washing and adding breadcrumbs. Eggs are quick, easy, versatile…

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Should I Stay on in Halls?

With semester two well underway the time to begin trawling through online listings of student houses is upon us – something that can seem both daunting and endless if you’re doing it for the first time. Moving into a house may seem like an easy decision to make but before you sign away the next year of your university life (and finances) make sure you know exactly what you’re signing up for. I’m in my second year of university and made the move from a flat in halls to a house last September. Trust me – the warmth, security and…

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Getting the Perfect Work Experience – Our Top Tips

Work experience is something that is extremely important for students – it adds to your CV and shows potential employers you are capable of working while also helping you build and improve your skills. So, how do you get work experience? The answer is simple – be proactive. If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Hopefully this walk through will help you out. You can use it as a checklist if you like. Where you want to work: If you have an idea of what you’d like to do as a career then it’s important you get experience in that…

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