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Saving money!

One very important thing we all struggle with is saving money and at university this becomes even more important. Even a fiver can make all the difference! My best tip to save money is cutting back on your electrics, water and gas to save on bills. Not only does this save you money but of…

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The advantages of being a mature student

Although I don’t feel like one, coming back to university at the ripe old age of 23 has made me a certified mature student, and it’s definitely been a completely different experience to my last degree. Having fully settled in, I thought I’d make a blog about how exactly things have been brilliant, and see…

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Writing a UCAS Personal Statement

For many people, writing their personal statement when applying to a university is a new experience. It’s an important document that undoubtedly impacts on your potential to get accepted onto a degree. With universities accepting thousands of applications, each with a personal statement, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts of statement writing as…

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What to bring when you come to university

When you decide to move away from home for the first time to come to university it is a huge step to your own independence – lets just say things like cooking and doing laundry were a massive shock for me in first year! For most of us it’s a lot different to living at…

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Getting ready for university: what to pack

When I first went to uni, I was told that you shouldn’t return home for the first month so that you get used to your surroundings, make friends, and overcome your homesickness. Therefore, it was important to me that I had a home away from home. I took a lot of photos with me which…

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Useful apps that every student needs

As every student knows, you are always looking for the best offer or cheapest deals to help you budget and save. It is always super handy when apps help you do this with everything from travel to socialising. Here are some of the main apps I have on my phone to help in my day…

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Dealing with stress

When we’re stressed we complain about it, but we don’t actually do anything to reduce it! So I’ve put together 4 top tips in order to help manage stress during hectic times:   1. Don’t let work pile up and use your free time wisely. Create a weekly planner and look ahead to the next…

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What to expect after accepting an offer

Oh, what a journey these last few months have been! I’m sure you’re fed up of UCAS and are excited that it’s all over with – but what next?   Open Days 🏫 Once you decide which universities are your firm and insurance choices, it’s a good idea to go back to the universities and visit….

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Making your new space feel like yours

Moving away to university is a very intense time, and among all of the amazing experiences there will be times that you feel homesick, actually sick, or just a bit flat and deflated. For me I have found that ensuring you have a space to call your own, where you feel comfortable, is one of…

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