European festivals this summer for British students

Every student will know that having the best summer ever is easier said than done. Usually, the harsh realities that come with being in full time education will bite; like trying to stretch out the last of your student loan to cover your festival craved social life. Or struggling with the big summer-in-Ibiza or summer-spent-working decision. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, you just have to make sure when you do spend your hard-earned money, then it really counts, and festivals are a great place to start. However, in England, we aren’t blessed with the best weather, and…

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iPad Mini vs Pen and Paper / Note Taking

Pen & Paper has forever been the norm of note taking throughout the ages. For a long time, pen to paper was the sure fire way of taking a note down, of writing something or just general being able to make a mark on some form of paper. As the years progress and technology is slowly taking over every aspect of our lives in some way or another, I share with you, the students, the iPad Mini for note taking whilst in lectures – or wherever else you may be. When I first started my course back in September 2014 I entered…

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A poor student’s guide to travelling

After spending your entire student year surviving on your loan, gathering your loose change to find money for a night out and living off of pot noodles, somehow you’ve still only managed to save about 5% of what you promised to for Summer. But you’re going travelling, you’re hysterically excited for all your new adventures and the hot weather you’ll be in. However in the back of your mind you’re a bit worried about how you’re going to survive with the little money you have. Here’s how: 1) Don’t buy the nicest suitcase/backpack Whatever you use to carry your things…

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Young parents at university

Since joining Student Wire it’s fair to say I’ve looked around a lot of the articles that have already been posted on the site. There are definitely recurring themes that run throughout some articles e.g. Freshers, Money, Hints & Tips etc. The list goes on. However, I’ve never seen an article on Young Parents at University. Therefore I thought I’d take this opportunity to share one young woman’s experience with the rest of you.  When I first started at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on my Drama in The Community course, one of the first modules you take part in…

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The tuition fee results

A while back we asked you guys what you thought of your university tuition fees. We put together a mini survey to find out whether you were happy to pay a fortune or were slightly disgruntled with the huge sum of money that will be piled on top of you come graduation. When tuition fees were set to increase some universities went all out and stuck them right up there at £9,000 from day 1 whereas others pushed them up to £8,500 and slowly increased them over the following years where they have now also reached £9,000. People were always…

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