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How to cope with living away from home

University brings many changes and the first one of those is moving away from home. When I first moved into Broadgate Park it was a whirlwind of emotions with highs and lows from my very first day. You won’t be the only person worried about moving in and finding friends, so here are a few suggestions …

Cooking for yourself (part 1)

Whether we like it or not, cooking is a huge part of student life and some move to university more prepared than others in terms of skills in the kitchen. Being one of those less prepared, I thought I would share my experiences of what worked and what didn’t in my communal kitchen. Challenges One …

University Masterchef!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably terrified of cooking for yourself; well that’s what I was like before starting uni because my mum never trusted me in the kitchen! So here are a couple of tips and tricks to survive the kitchen. Kitchen equipment There are many lists on the internet on what …

Become a Master of your own kitchen!

BUDGETING – it’s the one rule nobody wants to follow – decide how much you can afford to spend each week, and then stick to it! To force yourself to do this, you could withdraw only what you can afford to spend from an ATM before you shop, and then aim to come out with …

6 Useful apps for university

There are so many apps you can chose to download on both Google Play and the App Store (a few hundred thousand in fact). It can sometimes take ages to find the app you need so I’ve compiled a short list of apps I discovered last year which saved me loads of time and money. …

Juggling a degree and a job

Being a student often includes working to pay your bills, which puts added pressure on the time you have to focus on your studies. Victoria Hayward juggled a job and a degree when she studied History at the University (pictured at her graduation below). In this post she shares some tips on how to balance …

Food glorious food

Week One is over and it’s time to stop eating pizza, put down the late night kebabs and get into some sort of healthy eating routine. We asked Michelin Star Chef Sat Bains about how to cook on a student budget and he gave us some great tips on how to make your food tasty …

Student finance: it’s all about the money…

Third year student Gemma Ubah takes us through the dos and don’ts of student finance. And as a Maths and Economics student, she’s worth listening to. Gemma will be one of our student life bloggers from this September so watch out for much more from her! Money, money, money… One of the most important things …