Top 10 April Fool’s pranks for every student house!

In case you haven’t noticed the date due to copious amounts of studying and er, partying, then you’ll now realise that April Fool’s day is upon us. Although most people may think that April Fool’s mainly involves pranks like cling-filming toilet seats or swapping jars of sugar for table salt, it’s actually a great opportunity to have fun at uni with your housemates. Of course Student Wire doesn’t endorse causing harm to property or people (whether mentally or physically), so we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 pranks to play on your housemates that will cause laughs but not damage! …

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Independence vs. loneliness at university

Packing your life into suitcases, waving goodbye to your childhood bedroom, and feeling just a little bit lost when you parents leave you in a new building, a new city, with new people. This will definitely sound familiar to the majority of you. Fast forward through the first few weeks of uni; you’ve unpacked, the (perhaps drunken) antics of fresher’s week have worn off, and your studying officially begins. And all of a sudden, it may start to hit home that uni isn’t a summer camp and you have to survive alone, without the usual cocoon of friends and family….

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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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The First Few Minutes of Loneliness

This article purely targets those going off to live in halls or shared housing. If you are living at home then it may not particularly apply to you. What does the title mean? ‘The First Few Minutes of Loneliness’, well, it’s all about how you deal with those first few moments of feeling lonely when your parents and friends leave after moving you into halls/shared housing and you don’t know what to do with yourself.  This article is important because it’s going to highlight the fact that no matter who you are, you may have a feeling of extreme loneliness…

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Why is university so exciting?

It’s fair to say that September 2015 is fast approaching on us all. It’s slowly creeping back around and for some of us, that means preparing to start back to schools, colleges, sixth forms, jobs and so on. For others, it means starting back to university in our second and third years and for some lucky students, it means starting first year at university. What does that mean? FRESHERS YEAR. However, some of you may be having doubts about going, others may be questioning what they’ll do come September. Is that you? Read on and I’ll tell you just why…

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