4 things that hit you when you move to university

1. Shit. I’m old. Yes, you’re officially an adult, living away from your parents, with other irresponsible adults. Probably one of the biggest learning curves you’ll ever have – get to know your real strengths and weaknesses. From the simple challenges of making your own bed from start to finish, actually cleaning (real live cleaning with bleach and stuff) to the more complicated things such as using a washing machine, dealing with other people’s horrible habits and that feeling of homesickness we all eventually get. 2. That inevitable force of dread that washes over when your sitting bored stiff in…

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Keep your pre-drinks interesting

Pre-drinks at university occur more regularly than your attendance to a 9.15 lecture and it’s important in the first few weeks to give sufficient time to collective intoxication. After all, these first couple of hours before heading for a night on the town can help form the foundation of friendships that you will likely keep throughout your time at uni. The problem is though some pre-drinks games may be getting a little tedious. There’s only so many times you can play Ring of Fire a week and its getting very dull hearing that Adele had a threesome in Magaluf in…

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The (un)avoidable slobbery of student kitchens

One of the biggest shocks for students as they settle in university life can be sharing a kitchen. Going from magically re-filling fridges and mystical machines that wash your dishes (wow remember them!) to a small kitchen where you have to share a fridge (that doesn’t magically re-fill) and return to those, what seem, pre-millennium days of washing up can be a frightening adaption for many students. In halls I found myself with several students who didn’t know how to cook (or clean up) and so their ‘experimental’ cooking attempts sat stuck to their saucepans piled up next to the…

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The Triangle Leeds: Stylish city living

When moving into years two and three of student life, you begin to take control of your ideal living location. Whilst some prefer to locate themselves in the trendy suburbs of Headingley, there are plenty who prefer to stay central and enjoy all the benefits of living in the city. If you’re weighing up your options, take our advice on board before you take the obvious decision to live in a city centre property like The Triangle next year. Convenience There are plenty of housing options when it comes to being a student in Leeds, however if it’s convenience you’re…

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