Jump into January fashion

Winter. For some of us it’s all about the build up to Christmas. We tend to forget about the long slog of the December term. Deadlines and January exams are soon upon us and once they’re over there’s no resting, as lectures creep back quicker than you can imagine. Battling the cold makes it all the worse. Fortunately, it’s not all gloom, as now is the time to catch the last of the post Christmas sales. It’s unlikely too much thought is going to go into what you’re wearing for your 9am lecture (hoodie, winter coat, 2 pairs of socks?)…

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How to improve your ‘bad birthday’

For us students, birthdays are the chance to ask for all those luxuries are student loan hasn’t stretched to – a new watch or those boots you’ve been longing for. However, lets all bare in mind those less fortunate than us, Birthdays in December and January have the misfortune of choosing 2 presents at once, being told repeatedly “your birthday being by Christmas must be awful” and dealing with the depressing weather. New research from Interflora shows that people born in December (16%) and January (15%) are very unhappy with their birthdays, compared with those born in the other 10 months…

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5 ways to keep warm without paying a huge heating bill

Christmas is still a month away, however the freezing temperatures have definitely hit and there’s already weather warnings for snow. The winter coats are out, scarves, onesies and hats are slowly coming back from the bottom of our wardrobe, we’re all wondering how to turn the heating on in a student house we have never lived in before. If you’re living in student halls, you’re lucky enough to not be paying the heating bill. But for all those second and third years who don’t want to spend their entire student loan on keeping their house warm, here’s a guide on…

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Tips to keep you healthy this Winter

As a student, keeping healthy is not always top of the list, sure you probably know it’s a necessity but often life gets in the way; late nights, long lectures and lazy routines to be a little more specific.Keeping healthy should be a priority all year long, but in winter it’s time to step up those healthy habits and kick start your healthy winter routine.We’ve rounded up some tips to help you banish those winter blues and help you to keep healthy and fit all season long.Keep up your Exercise RoutineIt may be cold outside but that’s no excuse not…

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A student guide to survive the cold this winter

Winter can be tough, especially for students. Student accommodation isn’t exactly renowned for its ability to withstand the winter elements and it’s not uncommon to find mould spawning on ceilings and walls, or claiming a pair of shoes at the bottom of your wardrobe. Rising university fees and mounting overdrafts debts are leaving us reluctant to turn up the heating but there are a few simple tips you can follow to help you beat the cold this winter. Layer up Remember that university hoodie you thought was a great purchase in freshers? Well knows the perfect time to wear it….

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