Jump into January fashion

Winter. For some of us it’s all about the build up to Christmas. We tend to forget about the long slog of the December term. Deadlines and January exams are soon upon us and once they’re over there’s no resting, as lectures creep back quicker than you can imagine. Battling the cold makes it all the worse. Fortunately, it’s not all gloom, as now is the time to catch the last of the post Christmas sales. It’s unlikely too much thought is going to go into what you’re wearing for your 9am lecture (hoodie, winter coat, 2 pairs of socks?)…

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A student guide to survive the cold this winter

Winter can be tough, especially for students. Student accommodation isn’t exactly renowned for its ability to withstand the winter elements and it’s not uncommon to find mould spawning on ceilings and walls, or claiming a pair of shoes at the bottom of your wardrobe. Rising university fees and mounting overdrafts debts are leaving us reluctant to turn up the heating but there are a few simple tips you can follow to help you beat the cold this winter. Layer up Remember that university hoodie you thought was a great purchase in freshers? Well knows the perfect time to wear it….

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Winter weather essentials

We’ve all had those days when the harsh winter weather has made us not want to get out of our warm, comfy bed and instead ring in sick to school or university. Well those days are over. This list of winter weather essentials may sound obvious but making sure you have them all is vital in being able to face the cold winter this year. Coat The first thing I’d recommend is a big, warm coat preferably with a hood. Owning a big coat that will keep you warm on long bus rides or walks home will truly be your…

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How to be ill at University

You’ll soon realise, thanks to Fresher’s Flu that you have never, ever been alone and ill. Usually you have your mum taking care of you, making chicken soup and cups of tea on demand. You feel safe and comforted, knowing that your illness will get you a free pass out of the washing up or the hoovering.   However, when you live alone and have responsibilities such as a part-time job, or a flat to clean, or dinner to make, these luxuries are ones which you can’t really afford to take. That cup of tea you want to accompany your…

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