Millennials and the ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’

Living at home whilst being a young adult can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you may get nagged at by your parents for coming home from a night out in the early hours of the morning or for not washing the dishes, but the conveniences of paid-for central heating, food, and a safe place to park your car definitely outweigh the negatives. However, a survey of 600 young people carried out by Blinds Hut shows how 18-34yr olds who live at home may be avoiding learning valuable life skills by allowing their parents to carry their responsibilities…

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How to cope with ‘post-grad’ blues

For many, the ‘post-graduation blues’ are becoming all too frequent. However, it’s a rising issue that’s still not really spoken about. Why is that?  Well on the whole, it’s not guaranteed that the post-grad blues will effect everyone. Some people slip into another routine quick enough after graduation that they don’t realise the shift in life dynamics from being a student to being a worker. They have a whole new routine to anticipate, work around and fill their time with. But what happens if you find yourself moving back home, without work, and compromising your newfound independence?  Living with family…

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Being A First Year

I am a self proclaimed fresher/first year who doesn’t drink (much) or party. Many of you will probably think I’m a wet drip (which is quite possibly true). However, there will be a small collective who like me, don’t drink or party.  I hated freshers week. For me, drinking isn’t a priority. Everyone getting extremely drunk and waking me up wasn’t exactly brilliant. For me the fun started when I got into the swing of uni. So I figured I’d give some tips on how to be a fresher (the non partying style): Everyone is in the same boat. It’s…

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Top 10 Places to Live in the UK

We all want to be somewhere affordable, somewhere safe and, most importantly, somewhere we can be happy. Whether we realise it or not, these factors are running through our heads as we choose where we wish to go to uni and then again once we’ve graduated. We all want a high quality of life.Price comparison site, uSwitch has put together a ranking of places to live in the UK so we can now see where exactly people have the highest quality of life.The uSwitch study looked at 138 cities throughout the UK, assessing them for 26 different factors including salaries, working hours, life expectancy and…

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Tackling homesickness at university

Homesickness is defined as a feeling of distress or unhappiness when you’re away from home. This can often make you feel isolated from others when, in actual fact, the likelihood is that most students will experience this at some point during their degree. According to the National Union of Students, 50-70% of university students experience homesickness. It’s not just freshers, either – even second years and third years can get homesick from time to time. When you’re already stressed about deadlines and exams, it can be frustrating to have to deal with missing home as well. So here’s a guide…

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