8 Things New Students Should Know

There’s just a few months to go ‘til you pack up your stuff, say your goodbyes and start your university career. Before you go, you’ll need to know these 8 essential things — they’ll make your new student life a lot easier!Budgeting is your friendNobody likes to budget but, as a student, you’ll learn that managing your money is your friend. Fail to do so and you could see your expenditure spiralling out of control. Work out how much you’ll spend on the essentials each month, including rent and food, and the amount you’ll have left over. Stick to your…

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Holiday Review: Bosnian Delights

The sound of cannon fire rips through the city. The chatter stops, and people sitting in cafés look at each other with worried expressions. Then, from the top of the minarets, Arabic singing fills the streets. It’s Ramadan in Mostar, and the daily fast has come to an end. Buried in the mountains, the medieval city of Mostar is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s hidden gems. Built by the Ottomans in the fifteenth and sixteenth century, Mostar, with growing renown, has become a haven for travellers from across the world. Whilst its old Turkish houses and narrow cobbled streets draw…

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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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The eccentrics of public transport

While at university, you may find yourself taking long train or bus journeys. Maybe you’re travelling home for the weekend to see the folks or visiting a friend at a different university whilst having a one night crash course on the local night-life. Being a student however you will more than likely depend on public transport among the dreaded early hours of the morning, unless you’re lucky enough to live a few minutes away from campus! Students often find themselves on a hot cramped bus crawling along the A1 at unfortunate times throughout the day and through my experiences and…

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How to be Good at Commuting

All of your friends have moved away to places like Newcastle, Wales and Liverpool, and you’re staying at home and living with your parents during your university course. Don’t worry though – if you’re living at home during your time at university, think of all the money you’re going to save. You won’t have to pay for food, utility bills, rent and washing and drying clothes. When you think of it like that, it is 100% worth enduring the public transport – which you will learn to love – and the odd sights that you will see while you’re waiting…

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