How to solve common student accommodation problems

Going off to college and living on your own for the first time is truly exciting, bringing you more freedom and numerous opportunities to become more independent. However, you may come across some common accommodation problems in a student house. Although student accommodation is typically enjoyable, comfortable and safe, certain issues may occur from time to time. Don’t worry, no matter how serious a problem might seem, there’s always a way to deal with it. Your landlord keeps intruding   If your intrusive landlord keeps showing up without any previous notice, you should address this issue. Although your landlord owns…

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Cooking made easier

So you’ve officially arrived at university and the freedom is pure bliss. There’s no one telling you what to do, no one reminding you of your chores and no one keeping an eye on you. Perfection! But there’s one thing you seem to have forgotten, dinner is not going to be ready on the table at 7pm unless you make it and put it there. Most of us have come to university without having to make dinner every single day, so now we are independent, it is our responsibility to take on the task – similar to a horror story…

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Things you should stop saying at uni

Things you should stop saying at uni I like to think that since last September, I’ve become a slightly better person. You know, more rounded, accepting and all that business, I really do think that, without meaning to sound a bit pretentious. But, (and it’s a big but), I know that I can still be relatively cynical. And hypocritical. And occasionally a little bit of a dick. And because of that, there are one or two phrases which I’ve noticed floating around campuses across the country, by which I mean three different unis. These phrases need to stop. If you…

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So long summer, until next year!

Goodbye summer and hello once again to the new academic year! Whether you’ve just gone into your first or third year at university, I’m sure you’re missing the late nights, late lie-ins and long lazy days. It’s difficult to get back into a fully functioning routine after a well-deserved holiday away from lectures, schedules and deadlines. Now after three months of summer bliss, the sound of your alarm clock becomes a noise of relic history, and distance between your bed and the classroom feels like a journey to the centre of the earth. If you are feeling like this, trust…

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The other side of Fresher’s week

University is a fantastic period in your life. Some may say it is the final transformation into adulthood. Others may disagree. Primarily Univesity is a place to study and earn a degree, however in most students’ eyes, its secondary purpose lies amongst its social aspects. The famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) ‘Fresher’s Week lies just a few weeks away, and the ‘buzz’ it gives off is phenominal. To perhaps a majority of students, and students to-be, clubbing, drinking and said week, are one among many of the reasons for applying in the first place. The…

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