Jump into January fashion

Winter. For some of us it’s all about the build up to Christmas. We tend to forget about the long slog of the December term. Deadlines and January exams are soon upon us and once they’re over there’s no resting, as lectures creep back quicker than you can imagine. Battling the cold makes it all the worse. Fortunately, it’s not all gloom, as now is the time to catch the last of the post Christmas sales. It’s unlikely too much thought is going to go into what you’re wearing for your 9am lecture (hoodie, winter coat, 2 pairs of socks?)…

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The new year’s resolutions every student should make

‘I’ll sort it out after Christmas’ is the answer we give ourselves in December when we know we should be doing something but cant be bothered. It’s a fresh year and a fresh start. Here’s a list of new year’s resolutions you can make to make 2016 a better year for you. Make your loan last As one wonderful time of the year ends, another begins. Yes, the second part of your student loan is about to come through.But remember it needs to last until April. It’s fine to hit the January sales but don’t go crazy because you’re finally out of…

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Gaming Addiction: A Modern Phenomenon

My eyes are watering, but I can’t stop. Weeks of hard work have cumulated into this crucial moment. I’m about to win the Champions League with Bristol Rovers. I know what you’re thinking – Impossible, Bristol Rovers could never win the Champions League. Yet here I am. I’ve finally made it. After years of scouting, wage wrangling, and tactical analysis, my time has arrived.A burning light flicks on. My housemate stands at the doorway. He looks concerned. ‘Mate,’ he says, ‘you’ve got a problem.’ And I know he’s right. My star forwards just taking a knock and there’s no alternative….

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What not to wear to lectures

It’s 8:40am, you’ve overslept and your lecture starts at 9. Hungover or not, your uni room suddenly feels like the most perfect place on earth and even £9,000 a year isn’t encouraging you to get out of bed. It’s happened to the best of us, the inevitable doom that this lecture is important and your presence is not just encouraged, but expected (which lecturer came up with the idea of passing a register round, really? Is this primary school?) When you eventually venture out of bed the issue at the forefront of your mind is probably “what the hell do…

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Top ten ways to procrastinate in a lecture

We’ve all been there no matter which course you’re doing, you may love your seminars and the majority of your lectures may be genuinely interesting, but there is always one lecture which seems to drag on forever. So how do you survive it? Here are the answers: 1) Phone apps From the Logo Quiz to Flappy Bird and Emoji there’s always one app that is trending yet seems to be impossible to complete, stuck on a question or a particular level? Fear not now is the time for you to command and conquer. 2) Create a masterpiece Whether you’re an…

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