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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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How I maximise my money

Something I feel a lot of students worry about, before, during and after their university experience is money – how much they need, where to get it and where to spend it to make it go furthest. I know I personally try to make my money go further.  I have compiled a few of the…

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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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5 things I wish I had known before university

* If you don’t eat fruit and vegetables you will not feel or work your best   For the first couple months of uni I tried to eat as cheaply as I could, rice, bread and baked beans. This not only leaves you a little bit tired all the time but totally messes up your immune…

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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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