Can Student Digs Inspire a Solution To The UK’s Lack Of Housing?

If you’re living in ‘student digs’ you may be bemused that student style residences have been suggested as a possible answer to the demand for more accommodation, especially in London and other major UK cities. They are, of course, referring to the newer style of purpose built developments springing up in university cities and towns throughout the UK. Indeed, as well as developers investing in the student accommodation market, many universities have capitalised on the investment potential of stylish new student residences. These are a great improvement on the out-dated ‘digs’ that housed earlier generations of students – places that…

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5 Morning Habits To Keep You Mindful All Day

Mindfulness as a trend has hit the roof in the last few years in the western world, with more and more people practicing various techniques daily. In a nutshell, mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, your thoughts, feelings, and the elements around you, allowing you to externalise yourself from the frantic life we all currently live, especially if you’re a student facing stress, nerves, and homesickness. In itself, it is a simple form of (non-religious) meditation which doesn’t have any rights or wrongs: you don’t have to sit cross-legged and hum ‘aum’ if that doesn’t…

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Do you love to lie in? Then you might want to read this!

Most students like a lie-in; in fact, dragging yourself out of bed before midday can be a monumental effort.So, if we were to tell you the optimum time to get out of bed each morning is 6.58am, would you believe us?We thought not.However, new research suggests that getting up late, on a regular basis can be damaging to not only your health, but your weight and even your education.Bed manufacturer, Sealy,  cross referenced the wake up and bed times of more than 5,000 people across the UK, with factors such as mood, weight, energy levels and education.So, what did it…

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Why The First Term At Uni Is The Time To Learn About Data Security

Starting university or college can be scary. It’s the first time that many students will be away from home for any real length of time. However, it’s part of the natural process of growing up and becoming an adult.Getting a bank account, learning how to live with other people who aren’t family, taking responsibility for studying and attending lectures, developing the skills needed for life; there is so much for freshers to take in. But there’s another important element that has to be ticked off the list,  organising and protecting your digital life.This is something that your parents might not be able…

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Future Of Erasmus Programme Is Uncertain in Wake of Brexit

Talks of Brexit often boil down to two topics: immigration and trade. Since the landmark referendum in June, there has been much speculation around the issue of free movement throughout Europe and how this will impact the big businesses that trade from our shores. For many young people, however, this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the real impact Brexit will have on their futures.For the past 30 years, the Erasmus programme has helped over 2 million students discover life in another country while studying. It’s a rite of passage for many, a lifestyle for others, and a…

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