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Tips for Living With Flatmates

So, you’re off to university, an experience that is likely to be your first time away from home for such an extended length of time. If moving away isn’t daunting enough in itself, the idea of sharing a flat with 4+ strangers is probably enough to induce some form of worry. Speaking as someone who …

Things I’m Packing for Second Year

No matter how organised I thought I was as I packed for first year, making endless amounts of lists and constantly checking my luggage, unfortunately a myriad of items never made it to university with me. I’ve learned from my mistakes and have now compiled a list of things that will take pride of place …

5 Things the University Has Made Me Do

1. Pick Comfort Over Style If you’ve even done as much as drive past the University Park Campus, you will know that the place is BIG. Fair play to you if you are willing to sacrifice blisterless feet in the name of fashion, but I on the other hand found myself calling my trainers my …

Things you learn during Freshers’ week

The Midlands Doesn’t Exist According to anyone who doesn’t hail from the midlands, it simply doesn’t exist. Despite being a legitimate geographical region, you will be made to pick a side. For anyone who lives south of London, you shall be a Northerner. However, anyone north of Sheffield views you as a Southerner. How you …

What First Year Has Taught Me

Fresher’s friendships exist During Freshers’, I met loads of lovely people and automatically assumed that each and every one of them would be my friend for the duration of the course. However, as soon as the workload began to pile up, I learned that people changed and that a presentation of someone formed within a …

What to Consider when Choosing a University Course

Once you’ve decided what subject you want to study at university, the next thing to do is decide what university to do the course at. Here is a list of things to focus on when whittling your choices down to a specific course to make the daunting task somewhat easier… In theory… I hope…   …

Dealing with the Pressure of Exams

I’m quite a stressy person normally, meaning that come exam season I am a mess. However, although it may be inevitable to feel somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of exams, there are some ways in which this discomfort can be eased. Trust me! Be rational: as much as they may mean to you at the time, …

What to take and what not to take to university

What to bring to uni A bath mat: stepping out of the warm embrace of a shower onto a cold floor is a big shock to the system to say the least. Without being over dramatic, I imagine that it is what stepping off of a ship to begin an expedition in the arctic feels …

Ways to Save Money at University

Budget: Simple but it works. Work out how much money you have to spend on accommodation, food, uni supplies, entertainment etc and stick to it. Give yourself an allowance to stop yourself falling into a cycle of drifting in and out of your over draft, it will save you the stress of being broke as …

Productive Procrastination

As defined by the ever-trustworthy and academically respectable, Urban Dictionary, productive procrastination is the act of ‘putting off doing something which really needs to be done by doing something else instead which needs to be done.’ Relatable, aye? Anyway, with deadlines all around us and the imminent doomsday of the exam period looming over our …