Student accommodation: 4 cheap ways to decorate your room

Contrary to what you might have seen on TV or imagined as you drove up to campus, a student room is not special in any shape or form. Sure, it’s functional, it has everything you might need neatly packed and organized in a small space, but other than that, it’s as bland and soulless as any other student room on the campus. But that doesn’t mean that it should stay that way. This is your golden opportunity to make a home here, to decorate your living space according to your taste and preference, and create a safe haven you will…

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Which university students spend their loan quickest?

If you’re lucky enough to have some of your loan left over after your rent has been taken from your already-withering bank account, you may be tempted to splash out on luxuries such as new clothes, nights out, and excessive Deliveroo food orders. This is often the case with loads of students across the country, as a study has revealed that by October 20th, practically all leftover cash from student loans has been spent, with 75% of students moving onto credit cards to fund their lifestyles. How crazy is that?? Those who had used up their entire first student loan…

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Although a semester only lasts several months, it can sometimes feel like ages. When you combine all of your classes and lectures with the homework and the endless hours in the library, it’s no wonder that you’re completely drained by the time it’s all over. This is why it’s essential to take some time after a busy semester to lose some of that piled-up stress. Here are five great ways to do it. Get some fresh air All the time you spent studying has left you stressed out and tired. The solution might lie in changing the scenery. Instead of…

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Designer Bo Carter: why students should support sustainable fashion

‘Sustainable’ is a word which we hear every single day, and the idea of sustainability dominates our culture. So why is sustainable fashion such a hidden phenomenon? Living ethically includes thinking about the clothes which you are wearing. Almost everybody is guilty of buying into the fast fashion industry (myself very much included) without a thought for who made the clothes, where the materials have come from, and where they will end up when the season is out. Interpreting sustainable fashion into your wardrobe is easier than you might initially think. They can be decisions as small as supporting your…

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Graduate school doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Graduate schools can be expensive because of tuition fees and all the expenses involved. However, it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg if you prepare for it in the right way. Lack of money often makes students to take out loans which are then an added burden on them. Loans need to be repaid at a specific time period with a certain amount of interest. All of this can get overwhelming, and students end up spending a lot more on graduate school then intended.  With the help of some tips, you can manage your funds,…

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