Millennials and the ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’

Living at home whilst being a young adult can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you may get nagged at by your parents for coming home from a night out in the early hours of the morning or for not washing the dishes, but the conveniences of paid-for central heating, food, and a safe place to park your car definitely outweigh the negatives. However, a survey of 600 young people carried out by Blinds Hut shows how 18-34yr olds who live at home may be avoiding learning valuable life skills by allowing their parents to carry their responsibilities…

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Top 5 things students could not bare to bring home this summer

As far as students are concerned, what happens at uni, stays at uni…But what happens when term ends and you need to get your belongings home? What do you do with your stuff… or should we say ‘evidence’?Our friends at LOVESPACE – the UK’s first and largest storage-by-the-box service has conducted a survey, asking 2000 students “What items could you not bear to take home from uni this summer?” As a storage company that collects from people’s doors, they expected responses on the ‘hardship’ of transporting things home.This was definitely a problem; however the answers were a little more interesting than that….

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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 typical parent personas

Many of us are now home for summer and that means the presence of parents. Say goodbye to living a life of leisure. Those dishes that can wait until tomorrow… Mum wants them done this minute. You’re ever-growing ‘floor-drobe’ – that’s not allowed. Did you even know that polishing surfaces was a thing? So whilst you’re secretly glaring at Mum or Dad from afar, have a read of the typical parent personas purely for your amusement: 1. The Feeder For some reason ‘the Feeder’ parent thinks that being at university means that we don’t eat anything. You come home to…

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Parents get the baby blues when daughters are away at university

What’s the worst thing that can happen while studying at university? For some it’s running out of money, failing to hand in your essay on time or even making a complete fool of yourself in front of your new flatmates. Your parents might fear that something far bigger could happen, which might transform campus life for better or worse. Having looked after their sons and daughters for at least 18 years from birth, parents may have every right to worry about their welfare as soon as they enter the big, wide world on their own. Should something get in the…

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