Fat freshers’

There’s no polite way to say it. Too much alcohol, followed by a late night McDonalds followed by a hungover Chinese… you get fat Fresher’s. That first visit home is the worst because the family notice and don’t hesitate in telling you that you look a bit more plump than the last time they saw you. It’s no surprise really, you’re fully aware of what you’re doing but you’re just having too much fun to be too upset about it. I’ve heard a lot of people say that you either get fat or skinny at university, the former is normally…

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The other side of Fresher’s week

University is a fantastic period in your life. Some may say it is the final transformation into adulthood. Others may disagree. Primarily Univesity is a place to study and earn a degree, however in most students’ eyes, its secondary purpose lies amongst its social aspects. The famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) ‘Fresher’s Week lies just a few weeks away, and the ‘buzz’ it gives off is phenominal. To perhaps a majority of students, and students to-be, clubbing, drinking and said week, are one among many of the reasons for applying in the first place. The…

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Al’right ma lover?: Why Bristol has the best of both worlds

Your student Railcard is the perfect excuse to hop on the train and get away from the deadline and exam stress that is looming. So what better place to head to than the land of cider and Wallace and Gromit. Despite the pirate-sounding stereotypes that go hand in hand with us Bristolians and may put you off, let me let you in on some of our city’s secret gems and why Bristol has the best of both worlds. If it’s cobbled streets and unique buys you’re after, head to St. Nicholas Market in the centre of the city. Opening Monday…

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Getting your flat party started

Having a successful pre-drinks party prior to hitting the town truly sets the tone for the remainder of your alcohol-consumed, partying-packed evening. Thereby, if you are holding this all-important university flat party, you hold a great responsibility in ensuring that everyone’s in the mood for the night of their lives. Here are some ideas that require little to no money, to help you get your party going: Compulsory Entry Shot Simple one, but very few things set the mood for a prosperous flat party like a face-crunching shot of Tequila before the guests even get through the front door. Match…

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The best hangover cures

I’m sure you’ve all woken up in the morning after a night out and  felt as though the world was ending and that you never want to drink again. Well, I’m here to help with a list of hangover cures – the obvious being drink less, but it might already be too late for that. 1)      Eat Bananas This might not seem the normal hangover cure you are used to, but believe it or not a banana can work its magic and help make your nasty hangover disappear. When you’ve got a hangover your body has lost a lot of…

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