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A guide to independent living

Moving out from home and into university brings lots of new and exciting experiences. For many, moving away to university will be the first experience of living independently. This blog looks to highlight things to consider and be aware of when living independently. Food and nutrition: Gone are the days of having a hot meal…

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Dealing with university workload

Managing your workload at university is an important aspect in achieving a healthy work/play balance. Deadlines are often set at the end of semesters and so can lull you into a false sense of security over how long you have. This blog will outline my top tips for managing your work whilst still finding time…

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Things to think about when finding housing

Whilst at university, it’s easy to get caught up living in the moment and taking each day as it comes. Every year at uni flies by, but no year more so than first year. It is therefore important that by the time the summer term ends, you have all the arrangements in place for your…

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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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