Sports accessories for the new semester

If you’ve scoped out the nearest gyms in the city you’ve just moved to, or have simply decided to get fit doing home exercises, you’ll be needing some new sports accessories to help you through those workout routines. Here we’ve reviewed 3 of the most beneficial additions to helping you keep fit at uni. Mizuno Wave Phantom 2 trainers  These specially designed netball trainers are light weight, bright, and provide all the support needed for such a high intensity sport. Netball is one of the biggest university sports and the UK’s number one female participation sport. Yet an extraordinary 70% of…

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Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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8 in 10 millennials are cancelling plans to have an early night

Found yourself sheepishly declining nights out with friends recently, just to get in bed and catch up on your favourite sit-com? You’re not alone; new research from Ergoflex has found that 82% of Britons aged 18-30 have regularly cancelled plans with friends in favour of an early night. This is mainly because they either don’t feel like socialising, are too involved in a series or movie they’re watching or they simply craved a good night’s sleep. Something seemingly unheard of in previous student generations! What’s more, it was found that 9 in 10 millennials admit to eating in bed whereas…

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The real cost of living as a student

The cost of student living is a frequent source of controversy in the UK, and with tuition fees rising to eye-watering levels it can be hard to see how it’s possible for people to study without it costing a small fortune. So how much does it really cost to live as a student? We’ve put together a guide to give those of you planning to go to university some help with budgeting. Average course costs The average costs of studying in full-time higher education are the same across England and are estimated to be at least £22,200 per year, with…

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5 ways to become a better essay writer

Writing a compelling academic essay can be a complex process. Learning how to become a better essay writer relies upon a comprehensive understanding of the criteria used in the grading process. Here are 5 tips and techniques that will help you refine your writing process and deliver more polished, engaging and convincing essays. Spend time developing your thesis The primary objective of writing any essay is to demonstrate that you have developed a clear thesis through critical engagement with your subject matter. Your thesis is the heart of your essay; the point you are attempting to prove or the statement…

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