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Top tips on spending your money wisely

Posted 14 January 2018

Struggling to budget as a student? Read our top tips for managing your money while at university and how to make cut backs!

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Five ways to beat Blue Monday as a student

Posted 12 January 2018 in Health & Wellbeing

Forget Blue Monday – January is no fun for students. Revision, exams, the long wait until student loan payment day.

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Six New Year's resolutions for students

Posted 04 January 2018

So, you've already not stuck to your resolutions of going to the gym at least 3 times a week and eating more fruit. And it's only Week One of 2018.

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Meet Caitlin: International Uni Life Blogger

Posted 28 December 2017

Starting university can be a daunting prospect. Being able to have complete autonomy over your studies for the first time is exciting but the responsibility that comes with it can, quite frankly, be terrifying. Along with the enormous move into adulthood, a lot of us also make the decision to move out of our parents’ homes and live independently.

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One in three students stay at uni to work over Christmas

Posted 22 December 2017 in Study & Career

Almost three quarters of a million are likely to stay put over the holidays, according to new research we've carried out. A third of our students who live in our villages (33%) plan to remain over the holidays due to academic requirements such as placements and deadlines. Other reasons not to leave include the expensive cost of travel to their home abroad (16%), and living too far away in the UK to travel home as it takes too long (9%).

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Eight alternative ways to celebrate Christmas Day

Posted 20 December 2017

Don’t fancy spending another year with all your relatives watching another Christmas special set on Albert Square or Coronation Street? Why not try these alternative ways to celebrate the big day?

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Meet Hannah: one of your Uni Life Bloggers

Posted 07 December 2017

My name’s Hannah and I’m a full-time physiotherapy student at my University. Like most students coming to university for the first time, I chose to live in halls where I would be able to meet and socialise with new people who were all in the same boat as me.

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What to do before going home for the holidays

Posted 07 December 2017

There's not long to go until the big day and fully stocked fridges are awaiting your return home. Whilst you might be keen to get back to lounging on the sofa with Christmas films on repeat and cheeseboards in abundance, there are a few things to tick off your going home for the holidays checklist.

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Meet Conner: Your Helpful Guide to Uni Life

Posted 01 December 2017

My name is Connor, and I am a first-year student studying Business Management at my University on a brand new campus! I’m living on Campus, right across the road from where my lectures are, talk about convenience! I’m from a town Called Aberdare, near Merthyr Tydfil, in the welsh valleys, around 30 minutes from Cardiff.

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Five ways to handle being lonely at university

Posted 18 November 2017 in Health & Wellbeing

Whether you’re living in halls or at home with your family (or somewhere in between), it’s common to feel lonely during your first few months at uni.

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How to make a thanksgiving meal for £3

Posted 16 November 2017 in Food & Drink

It might just be one month until Christmas, but for those of you studying abroad from across the pond, there’s another date you’re prepping your turkey for. It’s almost Thanksgiving!