Life as a young carer AND student

When you’re at college or university, it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day for all the studying, revising or essay writing you have to do. Personally, some of that was down to procrastinating assignments until I suddenly had to complete them in one-sitting in a panic! But for some students, not only do they have all of the studying, revising or essay writing to do (and some procrastination thrown in), they’re also taking care of someone else. Our new website YACbook has been developed to help those who are students as well as young adult carers.  What does…

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How to prepare for travelling

  Have you bagged some fun in the sun, or perhaps taking a gap-year? Whatever you have planned, it can be tricky to get it right the first-time round. Of course, everybody loves spontaneity; yet when it comes to travelling, planning ahead can save you a great deal of time and money. This doesn’t mean planning every little detail before you go, but instead means you’re a little more prepared for adjusting to travel mode. Have you got the right jabs? If you’re travelling outside of Europe, this is one of the most important things to ask yourself before going…

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Student Worries: 5 Steps To Forget Your Troubles

Have you ever found yourself in the dire situation of constantly struggling with your troubles? Are you distressed because you feel belittled by your worries, or is it because you think that not worrying at all could lead to something even worse? When you have started pondering over your troubles, does it leave you feeling impossible to halt your worrying? In case you have found yourself in any of these situations, you shouldn’t be too concerned, because it is only normal for a significant number of people. About 1 in every 10 people perceives the process of focusing on their troubles to be…

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Independence vs. loneliness at university

Packing your life into suitcases, waving goodbye to your childhood bedroom, and feeling just a little bit lost when you parents leave you in a new building, a new city, with new people. This will definitely sound familiar to the majority of you. Fast forward through the first few weeks of uni; you’ve unpacked, the (perhaps drunken) antics of fresher’s week have worn off, and your studying officially begins. And all of a sudden, it may start to hit home that uni isn’t a summer camp and you have to survive alone, without the usual cocoon of friends and family….

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The Hunt Guides – Review

Whether the plan is a gap year, a summer road trip or a multi-country backpacking adventure, The HUNT Guides Boxed Sets will provide local insight and flavor to any trip.   I was lucky enough to get sent these pocked guides to review. I have a personal interest in travelling, and was very excited to receive these and have a good look. As summer has just ended and students are about to get back to university life, it might be exciting to get planning next years summer (so its the best one yet!). The Hunt guides are aimed to give…

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