Simple Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

Living in the dorm can be one of the most exhilarating or one of the worst experiences depending on how you look at it and how you decide to act. If you constantly complain, then your dorm stay will be unpleasant. On the other hand, if you decide to use it to your advantage, then you’ll enjoy yourself. Having a small room all for yourself can be cool. It might be tiny (they usually are), but at least you have some privacy. The only problem is that rooms are usually cold and uninformed which can make you feel uninspired. So,…

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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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