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How to Host a Student Christmas Dinner

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food, so I love arranging big festive meals with my friends. It’s a little more challenging to cook a big roast in a student kitchen than at home, but the challenge makes it more fun! Here’s my guide on how to hold the best student Christmas …

What to Take Home Over Christmas

Come September, there are plenty of resources out there telling you what to pack for university. *Ahem, I may have even wrote a little cheeky something myself*. However, what no one tells you is how hard it is to pack to go home again during the holidays. Despite only being home for a maximum of …

How To Stay Healthy Over Christmas

Christmas is synonymous with many things. Hot chocolate, ugly Christmas sweaters and Michael Buble to name a few. However, one thing that definitely does not scream Christmas is the word ‘healthy’. Whether you’re heading home to your families over the festive period or you’re going on a trip with some friends, December is a time …

Feeling Festive: Fun Winter Activities

Last year I barely noticed Christmas was approaching until the last week of term… this year its constantly on my mind! Maybe it’s the amount of deadlines I have before the end of term that’s pushing me towards festive procrastination… With that in mind, here’s a list of 23* activities you can try to get …

New Year, New Me?

*Probably not, Lucy… don’t get your hopes up.   Every year social media, as well as real life, becomes inundated with people claiming that January marks the beginning of something new. Apparently at no other time of the year are people incapable of change because the universe forbids such an action happening. Karen, what do …

Christmas is Over. (but it’s okay)

It’s a melancholy time when the Christmas tree comes down, the town isn’t lit up with festive lights and there isn’t loads of great movies on the television. But all hope is not lost. Exam time is approaching and in the cold weather it can be difficult to look at the ‘bright’ side but there’s …

On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas My Uni Gave To Me…

With the first semester over, it’s fair to say these few months have been the strangest, most eventful, but most exciting ones of my 18 years. Seeing it’s Christmas, I thought of nothing better to write about than a nice little festive reflection of those past 12 weeks. I hope you like it, here’s my …

How I Spent My Christmas Holiday in University

I remember bidding my hallmates goodbye as they returned home for the Christmas holidays. But, staying back in uni over the Christmas holidays doesn’t have to be a gloomy experience. Here are a few activities that kept me busy during my first Christmas holiday away from home: 1. I attended a Christmas party Who says …

Driving Home for Christmas

Now, don’t get me wrong: I am having the time of my life at university. However, having experienced by first 12 week term(!!!) here, I well and truly am ready to get on the first train home. University life is great but, something which I and several other people I have talked to have realised …

Surviving Winter in a Cold Student House

As a university student, a cold house is pretty much a given. Last week, the central heating system in my house broke down… again. In desperate times like this, my housemates and I had to get creative in order to survive. Here are some hacks that we picked up during our many cold trying times. …