Myth busting – the truth about student life!

…And the journey is over! As my days as an undergraduate are rapidly coming to an end *sob* perhaps this means it’s time for me draw on four years of uni experience and open up about what REALLY happens? K then. I shall proceed. Ahem. Is this thing on?If you’ve never been a student, you probably have a few assumptions about student life. Whether or not they’re serious, or just plainly “I’m guessing it doesn’t happen but it’s fun to ask every single time you come home” assumptions. I’ll now clear a few up. Do us student types bring our…

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Five tips to keep the peace with your housemates

Not to sound like a pessimist, but when you decide to live with someone there are bound to be pitfalls. Think about it, even with your own family. I’m sure you’ve argued or even fought with your parents or siblings. Especially with your siblings. It’s not rocket science that befriending someone and living with them is a world apart. When you live together each persons’ flaws become apparent, you’re in each others’ personal space, and clashes are more likely. Here are five tips to try and keep the peace with your new housemates. Set house rules from day oneThe earlier rules…

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Is Your Student Home at Risk?

With the security of student accommodation still a great concern, we spoke to Brian Thomson, Manager at Protect My Property, about how we can keep our properties secure, even when we aren’t around for the summer. When do burglars strike the most?According to this report from security commentator Safe Zone, almost 70% of recognised student accommodation is left vacant during the summer months. This can leave these properties vulnerable, particularly as they are usually built in close proximity to each other, making it easier for a burglar to target more than one property at a time. Burglars aren’t usually very clever,…

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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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A simple guide to the standard student house

Living in a student house is hectic, messy, noisy and probably one of the best times in your life – or so they say. You’ve moved out of halls, made the step from fresher to fully fledged second year and for the first time in your life need to know what day it is the bins go out.It’s getting around that time of year, the keen ones amongst you are creating house group chats and signing contracts. Whilst the more relaxed ones will leave it till after christmas and hope for the best. You should probably bare in mind that these…

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