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Getting used to shared accommodation

Moving into shared accommodation at university can be daunting for some, however, here are some top tips based on some of the most common concerns when sharing with housemates for the first time: 1. Make an effort to get to know one another Try to organise a social activity once in a while – arrange…

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Preparing for remote learning

This September I will be returning to Brighton for my final year of study on Fashion Design with Business, and naturally this year will not be a typical return for any student. Due to the Covid regulations there will be more planning and circumstances to consider.   I am making sure that my room at university…

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Studying in my hometown

There are several reasons why living at home whilst studying at university is a good thing. I have composed a small list of reasons why living in your hometown can be beneficial. Saving money It goes without saying that if you have the opportunity to live at home, you will be able to save money….

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5 things I wish I had known before university

That everyone is in the same boat and WANTS to make friends  I was nervous before going to university in September and spent quite a lot of time worrying that I would not make good friends. However, during freshers everybody is in the same boat and wants to make friends, so there really is not…

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What’s the difference between a Unihome and halls of residence?

Where you decide to live for your first year of university has quite an impact on your social life. For me, I chose to live in a Unihome (a house near the campus that is managed by the university) however I also spent a lot of time at halls hanging out with people that lived there….

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Living in halls: A students survival guide

Starting university is exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for those moving away from home. You may not know anyone, and/or you may be living independently for the first time. Either way, nerves are normal; everybody feels this way.   I decided to move from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Brighton. I had only visited Brighton once and didn’t know the…

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What was it like living in halls?

The first year of my degree was spent in student accommodation, I was based at Falmer. Living out in student halls has been one of the most challenging but gifting choices I made while at University. With the stress of starting a new course in a new city inside a new environment, it can be…

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