Student Hub visits Ark

During the Student Hub in The Light, Leeds, Student Wire had the pleasure of playing dress up in Ark Clothing. Now, as a self confessed fashion lover I have to admit, so far in my year and a month living in Leeds, I’d never been to the store. So, on the Friday afternoon I took a break from flagging people down for freebies in the Courtyard of The Light to head to Ark with 3 of my friends. When you first walk into the store you’re greeted by creative window displays and an entire section dedicated to the new favourite for…

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A first-hand experience of uni, so far…

Please forgive the lack of creativity in the title, but trust me, I have an excuse lined up. I’m typing this at 1pm, having only just woke up, and with a ludicrous headache for seemingly no apparent reason. And so far I can only conjure up a single comment on how student life has been for me so far: It’s just like everyone says it is. I’d usually go against stereotypes in any form, but when it comes to being a student, I’ve remembered that they do indeed exist for a reason. If you do decide to go to uni,…

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Save money without living off own value beans

Everyone has money worries at some time or another at university. Whether its spending most of your student loan on cheap shots and kebabs, or that addiction to shopping you just can’t stop, we all have our weak spots when it comes to money. But when your balance is nearing the red and your wallet is left looking rather dusty, follow these five tips to make that loan stretch even further. 1. Cook more Sounds a bit contradictory but it will definitely help in the long run. Instead of spending the odd fiver on a supermarket meal deal every day…

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Winter we’re bored of you! The top Spring and Summer trends coming your way

The dark nights and cold days are becoming a bit tedious now, agreed? We’re all fed up with wearing the same winter coat all the time, and with spring nearly upon us all we want to do is start booking holidays and thinking about plans for the summer. To get us in the mood here’s a run-down of some of the top clothing trends that appeared on the catwalks this January, and what you can expect to be seeing in the shops when Spring does finally arrive. 1.       GINGHAM CHECKS Last season the tartan trend was huge, but for Spring…

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Alternative valentine gifts

So through a wrong done, revenge lusting, bitter friend of mine I discovered the absolutely wonderful idea of Anti-Valentine gifts. Perfect for all those who are going to be avoiding Instagram and Twitter for the hoards of “look what my boyfriend got me” posts – here are some ideas of anti-valentine gifts you can treat yourself to. Grumpy Cat Memes. Nothing says anti valentine like hailing grumpy cat memes and sharing them all over your social network pages. Definitely a gift to yourself. Definitely not bitter at all. And will definitely leave your ex-boyfriend wishing he could still share your witty humour with you….

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