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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Right degree but wrong uni? How to transfer universities (my story)

The vast majority of undergraduates make the right choice when it comes to their university and their degree but what if the degree is perfect and the university wrong? Do you quit or stick out three years in a University you’re not really that fond of?  There is a solution…   My first university was never meant to be. I entered through clearing, only through the collapse of one of my crucial A level grades, so I definitely accepted that I may not have the perfect accommodation, or even the perfect substitute degree (in fact I even decided to add…

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Alternative Letting Agency for Students

Have you ever had a bad letting problem? Struggled to understand what and why you are paying high agency fees? So did University of York’s Ryan Hill. During the course of setting up his second year’s accommodation, Ryan had a bad experience with a local student-focused letting agency, and quickly discovered he was not the only student struggling with them. After speaking to numerous students about their experiences, he found the agency had been dictating various aspects such as telling students they must be dressed a certain way if they wanted to be picked up and transported for the property…

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