Clubbing.. Why bother?

I will be the first to admit that I HATE clubbing. Don’t get me wrong, going out for a drink with friends is great, and I do occasionally enjoy dancing like a total idiot. However, there are other great ways to meet up with friends without having to hit the clubbing scene week after week! So if you don’t want to go out clubbing, then what other options do you have? Believe me; there are tonnes which are just as cheap and just as, if not more, fun. Find yourself an up-and-coming new band; find out where their gigs are….

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How to have your cupcake (and eat it too!)

Many people assume that if you want to eat healthy and nutritious food, you have to eliminate all your favourite treats from your diet. But the truth is, with a little imagination and creativity in the kitchen there is no need to swap your lasagne and pizza for a boring old salad – there is even room for dessert. So here are some of my favourite every-day healthy recipes: pizza, lasagne and delicious chocolate cupcakes. Enjoy! Pizza Crust: 100g oats 100g spelt flour 2 tbsp olive oil 10-20 ml water 0.5 packets of dried yeast 1tsp salt Filling: 500g extra lean…

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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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